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 ...

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, ...

The Absolute Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

The Absolute Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
We’ve already gone over the Plantar Fasciitis treatments you should avoid in our Plantar Fasciitis Myths posts, so now it’s time for the treatments that are actually effective. Rest If you have Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most important things you can do is rest your foot. This can mean trying to keep the weight ...

Heel Spurs

Bone spurs are small growths on the underside of the heel that can come from strain on the foot muscles and ligaments, from stretching the band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot or by repeated tearing away of the membrane that lines the heel bone. The causes of these ...

Peroneal Tendonitis Information

Peroneal Tendonitis Information
Peroneal tendonitis is the condition that develops as a result of the overloading and stress on the peroneal tendons. Peroneal tendonitis may develop from either acute or chronic overloading of the tendon. Acute meaning the tendon becomes inflamed immediately following stress, and chronic meaning the condition develops over a long period of time. The information ...

The Basics of Ruptured Tendons

Tendons are the fibrous tissue that your body needs to attach muscle to bone. The forces and resistance that is applied to a tendon during its daily usage can be more than 5 times your body weight. Because of this, occasionally tendons can rupture or snap. Some particular conditions that can cause a rupture include ...

Plantar Fasciitis Vs Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Two common causes of foot pain include tarsal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis. The causes, symptoms and treatments for each are very similar, but there are some notable differences. Anatomy Of The Foot The tarsal tunnel is the space along the inside of your ankle between the heel and the top of your ankle. There ...

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 ...