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Medial Sprain: A Pain in the Ankle

Medial Sprain: A Pain in the Ankle

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. In fact, more than 20,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Medial ankle sprains occur when the ligament located on the inner, or medial, side of the ankle is severely stretched or torn. Such injuries account for a small portion of sprains,Continue Reading »

Kicking the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Kicking the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Your foot pain has been diagnosed as plantar fasciitis, and you have been told that stretching will help relieve it. What kinds of stretches should you do?    We have a good knowledge of how to successfully treat plantar fasciitis because it is so common—about 2 million Americans are treated for it every year. Plantar fasciitisContinue Reading »

Getting Your Ankle Off on the Right Foot Again

Getting Your Ankle Off on the Right Foot Again

Almost everyone has heard of total hip replacement and total knee replacement. But fewer people are familiar with total ankle replacement (also called total ankle arthroplasty).Although it looks like a simple hinge joint, the ankle actually involves much more complex movement, absorbing forces up to five times body weight. Many conditions, such as severe osteoporosis,Continue Reading »

What else could heel pain be besides plantar fasciitis?

What else could heel pain be besides plantar fasciitis?

Although conservative treatment can be quite effective for plantar fasciitis sometimes it can be mistaken for other conditions which include:Tarsal tunnel syndromeLateral plantar nerve entrapmentCalcaneal nerve entrapmentLumbar radiculopathyThe classic symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:Acute pain with first steps in amPain after walking or standing for extensive periodsClimbing stairsIf your condition doesn’t improve contact us to help youContinue Reading »

Help Your Flat Feet Run Like the Wind

Help Your Flat Feet Run Like the Wind

A recent study found that about 25% of the U.S. population has flat feet, and almost 43 million Americans suffer from foot problems. Flat feet, a condition in which the foot does not have a normal arch when standing, can present challenges for a running program, but having flat feet does not mean that suchContinue Reading »

Treating Plantar Fasciitis with a Night Splint

Treating Plantar Fasciitis with a Night Splint

The plantar fascia is a ligament full of fibers that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. When the tears are located at the end of the ligament attached to the calcaneous, or heel bone, what you feel is plantar fasciitis or heel pain—a burning, aching or sticking sensation.Continue Reading »

Antibiotics and Achilles Tendon Tears

In our recent YouTube video, we discussed how the antibiotic class of Fluoroquinolones can cause tendon tears in several areas of the body, especially the Achilles tendon. There are several types of Fluoroquinolones, including: ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (Floxin), and gemifloxacin (Factive). This class of antibiotics have often been used in theContinue Reading »

Tips to prevent shin splints

Among the most common injuries suffered by a new runner is shin splints. It is the pain that is felt on the outer front or on the back inside of lower part of your legs. Shin splints are caused due to tight muscles of the calves and weaker shin muscles. Moreover a bio-mechanical defect andContinue Reading »

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