Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle

Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle
Arthritis occurs when certain joints in your body become painful, stiff and inflamed. The foot and ankle are two of the most common areas for arthritis to first develop. If you have arthritis of the foot and/or ankle, you will notice that walking, standing and other physical activities are difficult and painful. Types of Arthritis When it ...

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma
What is Morton’s Neuroma? A neuroma occurs when your nerve tissue becomes compressed and thickens as a result of this compression, causing pain, numbness, tingling and burning. While neuromas can develop in other areas of your foot, the most common is called Morton’s Neuroma (also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma), which is located between your 3rd and 4th toes. ...

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture
Your Achilles Tendon is located at the back of your calf, just above your heel bone. An Achilles Tendon rupture occurs when the tendon tissue tears and separates into two pieces. Ruptures are also known as “complete” tendon tears. Causes Achilles Tendon ruptures can be caused by: Increased level of physical activity Sports that involve ...

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis
What is “Proper Footwear”? When it comes to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis, one of the top recommendations is proper footwear…but what does this mean? First of all, not everyone with Plantar Fasciitis will have the same needs when it comes to footwear, but something that everyone should do is ensure that their footwear actually fits. Shoes ...

Plantar Fasciosis

Plantar Fasciosis
What is Plantar Fasciosis? Plantar Fasciosis (also known as Plantar Fasciopathy) occurs when the plantar fascia tissue begins to degenerate where it attaches to the heel bone. Generally, it’s thought to be an advanced form of Plantar Fasciitis. If you have severe Plantar Fasciitis that is left untreated or improperly treated, your plantar fascia will ...

Overpronation

Overpronation
What Is Overpronation? Overpronation occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively, causing the shock of your footfalls to be absorbed by your ankles, legs, hips, knees and other areas of your lower body. This can cause irritation and inflammation of the foot and ankle tissues, leading to the development of issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Posterior ...

Foam Rolling for Foot Tendonitis?


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Foam Rolling for Foot Tendonitis?
Is Foam Rolling Beneficial? Many people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (and other types of Foot Tendonitis) are told to use a foam roller. This is supposed to loosen up the soft tissue and help with recovery. While this may be beneficial when it comes to some injuries and conditions, it may not be the best ...

Taping for Foot Tendonitis

Taping for Foot Tendonitis
What Is Tape? Taping is a relatively easy and effective method when it comes to treating Foot Tendonitis. Athletic tape (which is sometimes called sports tape or kinesiology tape) is designed to provide your injured muscles, tendons and ligaments with support and protection. While many professional and amateur athletes have been taping for years, it ...

How to Heal a Stretched Tendon in the Foot

Tendons are tissues that connect your muscles to your bones. They help your body move by pulling on your bones when muscles contract. The main tendons that run through the foot and ankle are the Achilles, anterior tibial, posterior tibial, flexor, extensor and peroneal tibial. When a tendon is stretched or pulled too far – ...

Extensor Tendonitis Treatments

The small muscles running down the front of the leg below the knee are known as the extensor muscles. The extensor hallucis longus (EHL), and the extensor digitorum longus (EDL), are the two main muscles in this group. Their tendons cross the ankle and insert into the toes. Together, the extensor muscles bring the toes ...