Ankle Extensor Tendonitis Treatment

Ankle Extensor Tendonitis Treatment
What causes ankle extensor tendonitis? Tendonitis in general is when you experience inflammation, irritation, or damage of the tendons – with ankle extensor tendonitis, the tendons on the top of your feet are affected. This can make it difficult to move your ankle and toes, walk, and even sleep. Ankle extensor tendonitis may appear to ...

Antibiotic Induced Tendon Damage

Antibiotic Induced Tendon Damage
Fluoroquinolones may cause tendon damage or rupture It may not be common knowledge that antibiotics such as Cipro or Levaquin can actually cause damage, or even rupture of the tendons. Since 2008, the FDA has attached mandatory “black box” labels to fluoroquinolone antibiotics, warning about the possibility of nerve and tendon damage. In May of 2016, the FDA released a warning ...

Ankle Bursitis

Ankle Bursitis
What is ankle bursitis and what causes it? Bursitis results from the bursae, or little pouches full of fluid, becoming inflamed as a result of injury, repetitive motion, or overuse. It’s an incredibly painful condition that results in swelling, pain, and limited range of motion, and it can have a negative effect on many aspects ...

Exercising During Your Recovery

Exercising During Your Recovery
How do I know how much to exercise while healing? How much exercise should you do while recovering from a soft tissue injury? The last thing you want to do is aggravate the injury or make it worse. So, what kind of exercise is best, and for how long? There’s more than one answer to ...

Achilles Tendonitis Myths

Achilles Tendonitis Myths
So you hurt your Achilles tendon – now what? Achilles tendon injuries can be so painful that you’ll try anything to get some relief. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how to most effectively heal a damaged Achilles tendon, and it’s important to educate yourself to avoid treatments that can lead to negative ...

Tendonitis vs. Tendinosis

Tendonitis vs. Tendinosis
What’s the difference between tendonitis and tendinosis?  These painful conditions are similar and easy to confuse. In technical terms, tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon, which results from micro-tears that occur when your tendon is overloaded, or experiences harm from repetitive motion. Tendinosis is when the tendon begins to degenerate in response to chronic overuse, ...

Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Hurt More in the Mornings?

Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Hurt More in the Mornings?
Nobody likes waking up to stabbing heel pain first thing in the morning – unfortunately, this is all too common for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.  What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the plantar fascia (or the thick band of tissue that runs along the arch of your foot, connecting your ...

What are Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis?

What are Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis?
Tendons are strong cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis is when a tendon is inflamed. It can happen to any tendon in the body. When a tendon is inflamed, it can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort. Another problem called tenosynovitis is linked to tendonitis. This is the inflammation of the lining of ...

How do Painkillers help Soft Tissue Injuries

How do Painkillers help Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries can be so painful and debilitating that it causes us to rely heavily on pain killers. But honestly, pain killers are not your friend. It is understandable that you are looking for relief from pain. Remember, though, the pain is there to stop us from hurting the area further. The pain is ...

Healing Quickly from Plantar Fasciitis

Healing Quickly from Plantar Fasciitis
With Plantar Fasciitis and foot injuries in general, sometimes making a full recovery can be challenging. Let’s start with the basics. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is a tendon that runs along the bottom of your foot, this tendon can become damaged and inflamed from lots of things, like repetitive strain, overexertion and trauma. ...