Freiberg’s Disease

Freiberg's Disease
What is Freiberg’s Disease? Freiberg’s Disease (also known as Freiberg’s Infraction) is a type of osteochondroses that most commonly affects the second Metatarsal bone in the foot. Your Metatarsals are a group of 5 bones that are located in the mid-foot and are connected to your toe bones. Freiberg’s Disease is often associated with Metatarsalgia. ...

Osteochondroses of the Foot & Ankle

Osteochondroses of the Foot & Ankle
What are Osteochondroses? Osteochondroses are a group of conditions that affect children and teens. Osteochondroses involve the break down of the structure of a joint (tissue, bone) that is caused by a lack of blood supply. While there are several Osteochondroses that affect the foot and ankle (such as Kohler’s Disease and Freiberg’s Disease), there ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Foot Enthesopathy

Foot Enthesopathy
What is Enthesopathy? Enthesopathy occurs when there is inflammation at the connection site between soft tissue and bone. Enthesopathy is also known as Enthesitis. Enthesopathy can affect parts of the body other than the foot, such as the knee, ankle, spine and hip. Causes Enthesopathy of the foot is often associated with Plantar Fasciitis, as ...

Heel Pain

Heel Pain
Heel Pain is usually felt underneath the heel or at the back of the heel. Heel Pain can be the result of an acute injury, but can also be caused by repetitive activities and overuse that puts a lot of strain on the heel. Causes Determining the cause of your Heel Pain can be difficult, as ...

Location of Foot Pain

Location of Foot Pain
Sometimes the location of our foot pain can help us determine what injury or condition is causing that pain. Here are the locations of the foot where the pain may be felt, and some of the corresponding injuries and conditions (some of which may be felt in more than one area): Top of Foot Pain in the ...

Insertional vs. Non-Insertional Achilles Tendonitis

Insertional vs. Non-Insertional Achilles Tendonitis
What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles Tendonitis occurs when the Achilles Tendon in the back of your ankle becomes irritated and inflamed. This is usually due to overuse. There are two types of Achilles Tendonitis, affecting two different areas of the tendon. These are: Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Insertional Achilles Tendonitis affects the tendon at the insertion ...