Stone Bruise

Stone bruise is a bruise deep within the foot at the fat pad, usually caused when more pressure has been placed on that foot, such as when stepping on a hard object or when there has been been an impact injury. Also known as Metatarsalgia.  The pain is commonly by the head of the metatarsals, ...

Foot Drop

Foot drop is an abnormality in which the forefoot “drops”. It is caused  due to weakness, irritation or damage to the common fibular nerve including the sciatic nerve, or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of a greater problem, not a disease in itself. ...

Foot Tendonitis Vs. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Tendonitis are two very different conditions that can be difficult to tell apart. Both involve pain on the bottom of your foot, and both can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Knowing the difference between the two can make a big difference on your treatment as well – ...

Tendonitis Brace

Lots of people when experiencing pain, think that they need to use a brace in order to fix their problems. Most of the time, this is simply not the case. When experiencing any foot pain the rule is always the same. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation – especially for tendonitis. Tendonitis is a recurrent inflammatory issue ...

Tendinosis Treatment

Tendinosis is sometimes called chronic tendon injury, chronic tendinopathy, or chronic tendinitis, is just a damage to a tendon caused by micro tears that can easily be healed by the RICE method and patience. RICE The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can be followed to help control your symptoms. Resting is a good idea ...

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 ...