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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Causes an Achilles Injury?

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

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, ...

How To Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

How To Prevent Plantar Fasciitis
What should you know? For many people, Plantar Fasciitis can come on seemingly out of the blue, with very little provocation. However, there’s so much misinformation about how to treat plantar fasciitis out there, that some recommended treatments – such as orthotics, stretching, and cortisone shots – can actually lead to making your plantar fasciitis ...

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 ...

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 ...