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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Physical Therapy and Plantar Fasciitis

Physical Therapy and Plantar Fasciitis
When is the right time to start physical therapy? Physical therapy can be a good thing, IF your injury is healed enough for the exercise to be beneficial. You might not be aware of two of the biggest reasons why physical therapy can often be ineffective, or make your pain worse. Two things that won’t ...

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 ...

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 ...