Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain causes all kinds of problems affecting day to day activities like walking, running and can even disturb sleep. Foot and ankle pain is a very common problem. The heel bone is the largest bone in the foot and it absorbs most of the impact when we are walking and running. Pain is usually ...

Tendonitis In Foot

There are plenty of ways to get tendonitis in the foot. Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of the tendon, so therefore any tendon in your foot can become inflamed and cause tendonitis in foot. A tendons purpose is to connect muscle to bone. There are over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in the foot. Tendons ...

What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the ankle. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle with the base of the heel, and it is used when walking, running or jumping. The Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses, and this is ...

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

There is so much misinformation that is on the internet and how to treat plantar fasciitis, this post is going to outline the ONLY things that should be done to help heal your plantar fasciitis. After reading up on all of the treatment modalities out there, there are many many things out there that will ...

Night Splints for Plantar Fasciitis

What Is A Night Splint The purpose of a night splint is to keep the plantar fascia in a stretched position to eliminate any pain that could be felt in the morning and throughout the day. The brace will attach to your leg in three individual spots–the foot, the ankle and the calf. Using these ...

Stretching Is Bad!

Every scenario a person is given, there are always multiple outcomes depending on which information is provided or researched. The internet is full of so many pages of irrelevant information that is just copied and pasted, and because it is so frequently copied becomes the voice of the topic whether it is right or not. ...

The Proper Time To Use Pain Relievers

The Proper Time To Use Pain Relievers
When pain killers mask the pain and cause you to be more active than your joint is ready, you can prolong the symptoms. This only makes things worse. It is understandable that people need relief from pain and helping you to sleep. If you are using them to get through the day and help keep ...

What You Don’t Know About High Heels

What You Don't Know About High Heels
Normal foot weight distribution is split evenly – 50% at the heel of the foot and 50% at the ball of the foot, with an elevation in the heel the weight distribution changes and 90% of the body weight is now concentrated in the ball of the foot and 10% in the heel. On a ...

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

  The posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important tendons in the leg. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the calf muscle to the bones inside of the foot. The main function of this tendon is to hold up the arch and support the foot while walking. A tremendous amount of tension and stress ...

Extensor Tendonitis

Tendonitis implies to inflammation of the tendon whereas tendinopathy is a more general term which refers to the degeneration of the tendon. As with many types of tendonitis, extensor tendonitis is an overuse injury. Badly fitting shoes or shoes that are laced too tightly causing pressure over the top of the foot. Running up hill, ...