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 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 ...

When to Use Cold vs. Heat

When to Use Cold vs. Heat
Alternating Cold & Hot Treatments It’s best not to alternate cold and hot treatments, as this will only result in one treatment counteracting the other. The purpose of applying cold to an injury is to bring down inflammation and swelling and help control the pain. Applying cold causes the blood vessels to restrict. The purpose of applying ...

What You Need to Know About Healing

What You Need to Know About Healing
Healing Times Depend on a Variety of Factors Healing times vary depending on the following: The severity of the injury or condition The amount of rest you’re getting How dedicated your are to treating the injury (whether it’s with RICE, blood flow, taping, etc.) How long you’ve had the injury (is it new or recurring?) The ...

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, ...

The Absolute Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

The Absolute Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
We’ve already gone over the Plantar Fasciitis treatments you should avoid in our Plantar Fasciitis Myths posts, so now it’s time for the treatments that are actually effective. Rest If you have Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most important things you can do is rest your foot. This can mean trying to keep the weight ...

Heel Spurs

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 ...

Peroneal Tendonitis Information

Peroneal Tendonitis Information
Peroneal tendonitis is the condition that develops as a result of the overloading and stress on the peroneal tendons. Peroneal tendonitis may develop from either acute or chronic overloading of the tendon. Acute meaning the tendon becomes inflamed immediately following stress, and chronic meaning the condition develops over a long period of time. The information ...

The Basics of Ruptured Tendons

The Basics of Ruptured Tendons
Tendons are the fibrous tissue that your body needs to attach muscle to bone. The forces and resistance that is applied to a tendon during its daily usage can be more than 5 times your body weight. Because of this, occasionally tendons can rupture or snap. Some particular conditions that can cause a rupture include ...

Plantar Fasciitis Vs Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Plantar Fasciitis Vs Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Two common causes of foot pain include tarsal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis. The causes, symptoms and treatments for each are very similar, but there are some notable differences. Anatomy Of The Foot The tarsal tunnel is the space along the inside of your ankle between the heel and the top of your ankle. There ...