Understanding the Healing Process

Understanding the Healing Process
The way our bodies work when healing is truly amazing. Understanding the healing process can help you in your recovery in many ways. Whether you’re dealing with a tear in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments, or even if you’re dealing with a more chronic condition like tendonitis or bursitis, your body will do its best ...

Arthritis of the Foot

Arthritis of the Foot
What is arthritis? Arthritis is a very painful condition causing inflammation, pain, and stiffness of the joints. A couple of common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where the cartilage thins and wears down, which can eventually result in bone on bone contact. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic ...

Ankle Ligament Injuries

Ankle Ligament Injuries
Ligaments vs. Tendons Ligaments and tendons are both made up of strong, rope-like tissue that connects to your bones and helps you to move. A tendon is a rope-like tissue that attaches to bone on one end, and the other end connects to your muscles. A ligament is a rope-like tissue that attaches to bone ...

Metatarsal Injuries

Metatarsal Injuries
What can cause metatarsal injuries? Metatarsal injuries can be a result of a few different conditions, including a stress fracture, wearing poorly fitting footwear, or even increasing your activity level. With any soft tissue injury, one of the most important things you can do to help yourself heal is rest. Applying cold compression will also ...

Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund's Deformity
What causes Haglund’s Deformity? Haglund’s deformity is characterized by a growth or a bump on the area of the heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches. There are a few things that you may not know can contribute to this painful condition. Improperly fitting footwear, repetitive overuse, genetic predisposition, and having high arches or a ...

Hammer Toe

Hammer Toe
What causes hammer toe? Hammer toe is a painful condition that results in a hammer-like shape or bend to the toe, typically found in the middle joint of the toe. It has a number of causes – it can be brought on by a pre-existing condition, like diabetes or arthritis, or it can be something ...

Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal Tendonitis
What causes peroneal tendonitis? Tendonitis of any sort can have a few different causes – overuse of the tendon, trauma or an injury, or even certain antibiotics can all lead to developing this painful condition. When your peroneal tendon is stressed dramatically or repeatedly, it can be strained or damaged, causing tendonitis. What should be ...

Hammer Toe

Hammer Toe
What causes hammer toe? Hammer toe refers to a deformity of the toes wherein the toe is bent in the middle, making it resemble a hammer. This painful condition can be the result of wearing shoes that aggravate your feet, or anything that applies pressure to the toes and makes the muscles and joints tighten. ...

Footwear

Footwear
When dealing with a foot injury or condition, you may turn to footwear searching for relief. It’s important to remember that footwear can’t fix conditions like plantar fasciitis – but improper footwear may contribute to causing these sorts of conditions. Arch and Heel Support It’s a common misconception that arch and heel supports are beneficial ...

When To Use Heat and Cold

When To Use Heat and Cold
Why is cold beneficial? Cold therapy is very important when recovering from a soft tissue injury, especially during the beginning stages of recovery. Cold therapy works to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain. When dealing with a foot injury, it’s important to use cold all throughout your recovery. When we walk, it puts pressure onto the ...