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Foot and Ankle Injuries
Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Geriatric Foot Care
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Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis
is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...
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...
...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
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis
using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...
...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...
Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis