Surgery for Tendonitis

Surgery for Tendonitis
You should only consider surgery for your Tendonitis if conservative treatment has failed to give you any results. However, if you have a complete tendon tear, where your tendon is in two separate pieces, surgery may be your only option. For Tendonitis that doesn’t involve a complete tear, surgery should be a last resort. Surgery ...

Is Cortisone Good For Tendonitis

Is Cortisone Good For Tendonitis
This is a tricky subject to talk freely about. Cortisone has it’s time and place, but I think the most important question isn’t whether cortisone is good for tendonitis, but whether all other treatment modalities have been exhausted. Lets start out with a little bit of detail. For the purpose of this posting we are ...

The Lengthened Plantar

The Lengthened Plantar
Having a lengthened plantar ligament can be extremely painful. There are many causes for this, but the most common are improper shoes, birth defects or injuries with prolonged healing times. Whatever the cause, the impact on your health could be more devastating than you originally thought. Over time you may notice that you have pain ...

Causes of Heel Pain

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

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 ...

Stretching Is Bad!

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. ...

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 Comments

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 Comments

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, ...

Anterior Tibialis Tendonitis Comments

Anterior Tibialis Tendonitis
Anterior tibialis tendonitis is a common overuse injury, mostly found in middle aged or older individuals and in runners, and is most often caused by a minor trauma like spraining your ankle. The tendon’s main function is to help stabilize and pull your foot up off the ground when you walk. When inflamed, pain is ...