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Foot and Ankle Injuries
Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Geriatric Foot Care
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...The following activities and conditions are common causes:
High-impact activities, such as running
Tightening of the plantar fasciitis
due to excessive stress
Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...
Foot Care for Runners
is the most common cause of heel pain, the result of placing excessive stress on the ligament in the bottom of the foot...
Plantar Fasciitis: Put Your Heel Pain to a Halt
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis
, an inflammation of the long, dense band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot...
Heel Pain Treatment Options
The most common cause of heel pain is an acute inflammatory condition known as plantar fasciitis
, in which the thick band of tissue that runs along the soles of the feet from the toes to the heel (known as the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed...
Types of Custom Orthotics
Accommodative orthotics are designed to provide more cushioning and support and are typically prescribed for problems like plantar fasciitis
Treating Heel Spurs
...Although heel spurs themselves sometimes do not cause acute discomfort, they are frequently associated with the painful inflammation known as plantar fasciitis
, a condition commonly described as feeling like a knife is wrenching through your foot...
What is a Podiatrist?
Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis
Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
—an inflammation on the bottom of the foot that leads to heel and/or arch pain...
(heel pain) - usually caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis
Martial Arts and Kick Boxing
Injuries commonly seen as a result of martial arts and kick boxing include plantar fasciitis
, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains...
Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...
General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to):
Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...
Pain Management for Conditions
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is an inflammation of a thick, fibrous ligament in the arch of the foot...
Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis
(an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...
Extracorporeal Shock Wave
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis
, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis
, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis
, and sesamoiditis...
Jogging and Running
The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis
Common tennis injuries include ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis
, and tennis toe...
Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis