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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Plantar Fasciitis Causes

Plantar Fasciitis Causes
Repetitive Strain Repeated injury to the Plantar Fascia over time can lead to the development of Plantar Fasciitis. This can be caused by activities such as running or playing sports. It can also be from spending all day on your feet at work. If these activities are causing small tears every time you do them, ...

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis
What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoiditis occurs when the tendons that surround the sesamoid bones in your big toe become irritated and inflamed. The sesamoid bones within the big toe can also be fractured, but this will present with immediate pain, whereas pain caused by Sesamoiditis begins gradually and increases with continued activity. Sesamoiditis is considered a form of ...

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid Syndrome
What is Cuboid Syndrome? Cuboid Syndrome (also called cuboid subluxation) occurs when there is a partial dislocation of the cuboid bone, usually caused by an ankle injury. The cuboid is a small bone located on the outer side of the foot and is part of the calcaneocuboid joint. Causes Common causes of Cuboid Syndrome include ankle ...

Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

Peroneal Tendon Subluxation
What is Peroneal Tendon Subluxation? The Peroneal Tendons connect the Peroneal Muscles in your lower leg to bones in your ankle and foot. The Peroneal Tendons are contained in a tunnel that is made of fibrous tissue known as the Peroneal Retinaculum. The purpose of the Peroneal Retinaculum is to help keep the Peroneal Tendons in place. ...

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome? Sinus Tarsi Syndrome occurs when the soft tissue in the sinus tarsi area of your ankle becomes inflamed. The sinus tarsi is a bony space on the outside part of the ankle, located between the ankle bone and the heel bone. This area is also known as the subtalar joint. If ...

Flexor Tendonitis

Flexor Tendonitis
What is Flexor Tendonitis? Flexor Tendonitis occurs when the tendon that is responsible for bending the big toe becomes irritated and inflamed, causing pain. The Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle in your lower leg connects to the Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon, which runs down the inside of your ankle and foot to the big toe.   Signs & Symptoms Signs and symptoms ...