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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...