What is Tendonitis?

What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of the tendon, which is a strong band that attaches muscle to bone. Tendonitis can be caused by repetitive motion or with sudden impact or strain to the affected limb. What Can You Do? Tendonitis can prevent you from doing every day tasks. It can make you unable to ...

Trigger Toe

What is Trigger Toe? Trigger Toe is much like Trigger Finger, but affects the big toe instead of one of your fingers. Trigger Toe causes the big toe to become stiff and “locked up”, so you are unable to move the toe like you should. In some cases, Trigger Toe can cause complete immobilization of the ...

Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy

Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy
What is Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy? The Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle is located in the lower leg, and attaches to the Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon. This tendon runs from the outside of the ankle, down the side of the foot. When the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle becomes damaged from overuse, this also impacts the Flexor ...

When to Use Cold vs. Heat

When to Use Cold vs. Heat
Alternating Cold & Hot Treatments It’s best not to alternate cold and hot treatments, as this will only result in one treatment counteracting the other. The purpose of applying cold to an injury is to bring down inflammation and swelling and help control the pain. Applying cold causes the blood vessels to restrict. The purpose of applying ...

What You Need to Know About Healing

What You Need to Know About Healing
Healing Times Depend on a Variety of Factors Healing times vary depending on the following: The severity of the injury or condition The amount of rest you’re getting How dedicated your are to treating the injury (whether it’s with RICE, blood flow, taping, etc.) How long you’ve had the injury (is it new or recurring?) The ...

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy — Does It Really Work?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy -- Does It Really Work?
What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy? Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) involves the use of a handheld device to deliver shockwaves to the injured part of your foot. This is a common treatment for chronic Plantar Fasciitis and other soft tissue injuries that won’t seem to heal through conservative treatments. ESWT is a non-invasive treatment that is often ...

Top Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet

Top Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet
Keep Your Feet Clean, Dry & Moisturized Keeping your feet clean and dry will prevent against athlete’s foot, warts and other possible fungal infections. When you have a bath or shower, remember to wash your feet and dry them thoroughly afterwards. Moisturizing your feet will prevent dryness, cracking and calluses. Try using a lotion or cream ...

More About Heel Spurs

More About Heel Spurs
What is a Heel Spur? A Heel Spur is a bony growth located on the underside of the heel bone. Heel Spurs are often associated with Plantar Fasciitis, but can occur without Plantar Fasciitis being present. Heel Spurs are often mistaken for Plantar Fasciitis because the signs and symptoms are so similar. This page explains the difference ...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is pressure on the posterior tibial nerve, causing pain below the inside portion of the ankle bone. This pain will also be present in the arch of the foot, and it may be accompanied by a burning sensation. It’s called Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome because the ...

How Cold Compression Helps Foot Tendonitis

How Cold Compression Helps Foot Tendonitis
What Does Cold Compression Do? Some of the most common signs and symptoms of Foot Tendonitis are pain, swelling and inflammation. Sometimes there is no external swelling, but the pain is a sign that you may have some inflammation deep down in the soft tissue that you cannot see. Cold and compression work together to relieve pain, ...