Antibiotic Induced Tendonitis

Many people are unaware that a certain type of antibiotics, fluoroquinolones, can be responsible for causing tendon damage, or even tendon rupture. This serious side effect can come on seemingly out of nowhere, and it can be a very painful condition. The good news is, there are ways to prevent and effectively treat antibiotic induced ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

What Causes an Achilles Injury?

Achilles injuries have many different causes It is true that an Achilles injury can occur as a result of sudden trauma or injury, but there are many lesser-known things that can trigger an Achilles issue. When your Achilles injury is caused by sudden injury, you can typically recognize right away when it happens because it’s ...

Heel Spurs – Causes and Treatment

What are heel spurs? Heel spurs are calcium deposits that may be found on the back of the heel, or on the bottom of the foot. These spurs are often caused by inflammation, particularly inflammation of the plantar fascia. They may be brought on by repeated strain or stress to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, ...