Plantar Fasciitis Myths

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the arch of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your metatarsals (also known as the ball of your foot). The plantar fascia is there to create the arch of your foot and contribute to proper balance and gait. You can think of it like a tightrope. You don’t want ...

Extensor Tendonitis

Tendonitis implies inflammation of the tendon whereas tendinopathy is a more general term that refers to the degeneration of the tendon. As with many types of tendonitis, extensor tendonitis is an overuse injury. Badly fitting shoes or shoes that are laced too tightly causing pressure over the top of the foot. Running uphill means the ...

Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Foot Tendonitis

SYMPTOMSOne of the most common symptoms of foot tendonitis is localized pain, swelling and possibly stiffness in the surrounding area. Pain is usually the first sign of foot tendonitis. Over time the pain typically goes away to some extent but then will resurface the longer time you spend on your feet. CAUSESYou are more likely ...

Kinesiology Taping for Foot Tendonitis

What Does Kinesiology Tape do?By definition, kinesiology tape is applied strategically to the body to provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, improves performance and enhances recovery. When kinesiology tape is applied correctly, the tape works with your skin to help prevent injury and help you heal faster! There’s so many types of tape! Which should ...

How Do You Relieve Inflammation Quickly?

There’s lots of gimmicks on the market that talk about relieving inflammation quickly, but nothing is better than just applying cold. Why? It’s natural! When you’re injured, your body protects itself by creating inflammation around the injury. It’s going to take time to get rid of, and that’s perfectly normal because you’re working towards healing ...

Stone Bruise

Stone bruise is a bruise deep within the foot at the fat pad, usually caused when more pressure has been placed on that foot, such as when stepping on a hard object or when there has been been an impact injury. Also known as Metatarsalgia.  The pain is commonly by the head of the metatarsals, ...

Foot Drop

Foot drop is an abnormality in which the forefoot “drops”. It is caused¬† due to weakness, irritation or damage to the common fibular nerve including the sciatic nerve, or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of a greater problem, not a disease in itself. ...

Foot Tendonitis Vs. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Tendonitis are two very different conditions that can be difficult to tell apart. Both involve pain on the bottom of your foot, and both can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Knowing the difference between the two can make a big difference on your treatment as well – ...

Tendonitis Brace

Lots of people when experiencing pain, think that they need to use a brace in order to fix their problems. Most of the time, this is simply not the case. When experiencing any foot pain the rule is always the same. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation – especially for tendonitis. Tendonitis is a recurrent inflammatory issue ...

Tendinosis Treatment

Tendinosis is sometimes called chronic tendon injury, chronic tendinopathy, or chronic tendinitis, is just a damage to a tendon caused by micro tears that can easily be healed by the RICE method and patience. RICE The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can be followed to help control your symptoms. Resting is a good idea ...