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 ...

The Facts About Tarsal Tunnel!

Tarsal Tunnel Symptoms Like the more commonly known Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which mainly occurs in the hand and wrist, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a similar medical condition which occurs in the foot as a result of a pinched nerve. When the posterior tibial nerve experiences an extraordinary amount of stress or pressure, symptoms or Tarsal ...

Plantar Fibroma

The most common disorder that occurs on the bottom of the foot and presents like a soft lump in the arch region is known as a Plantar Fibroma. This is a disorder where a soft tissue mass forms or develops within the plantar fascia which is located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar ...

Haglund’s Deformity

What is Haglund’s Syndrome Hagland’s syndrome is very painful. It can develop in one or both feet. When the section where the achilles tendon is located becomes inflamed, the tissue is enlarged. Wearing tight shoes will further aggravate the tissue, and eventually this could lead to bursitis. Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid filled ...

Peroneal Tendonitis Comments

Peroneal Tendonitis
What is the Peroneal Tendon? The peroneal tendon runs on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. There are two paroneal tendons that run along the back of the fibula. Peroneus Brevis The term brevis means short. The reason for this is because the peroneus brevis has a shorter muscle ...

Reduce Your Chances of Plantar Fasciitis

Runners Against Plantar Fasciitis If you’re a runner, your chances of getting plantar fasciitis are high. If you’re worried about having an old injury return, or do not want to develop this ailment, you can follow some of these steps to help prevent plantar fasciitis. Check your running form Many runners tense up their body ...

Tendonitis Vs. Tenosynovitis

What is Tenosynovitis? Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled cover that protects the tendon. Most common in the wrist and hand, this condition can cause the finger to “stick” in a flexed position, this is called “stenosing”, or more commonly known as trigger finger.  What is Tendonitis? In another post regarding Tendonitis Vs. Tendonosis ...