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, ...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Surgery

Posterior Tibial Tendon Surgery
When it comes to Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), there are a number of different surgical options. Surgery for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction should only be considered if conservative treatments have failed to help. In most cases, conservative treatment methods for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction are successful. Ask your doctor if surgery is right for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Foot Tendonitis Treatment

Foot pain treatment looks to reduce pain, inflammation, instability and weakness. To be effective, it should address both the cause of the problem (weakness or abnormal foot biomechanics) and the symptoms (pain and swelling). There are a whole range of foot treatment options out there, depending on what is causing your pain. This article will ...

Surgery for Tendonitis


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Surgery for Tendonitis
You should only consider surgery for your Tendonitis if conservative treatment has failed to give you any results. However, if you have a complete tendon tear, where your tendon is in two separate pieces, surgery may be your only option. For Tendonitis that doesn’t involve a complete tear, surgery should be a last resort. Surgery ...

Is Cortisone Good For Tendonitis

Is Cortisone Good For Tendonitis
This is a tricky subject to talk freely about. Cortisone has it’s time and place, but I think the most important question isn’t whether cortisone is good for tendonitis, but whether all other treatment modalities have been exhausted. Lets start out with a little bit of detail. For the purpose of this posting we are ...

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 ...

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 ...