Posts tagged as: Plantar Fasciitis

Aug

04
2015

What Is Progressive Flatfoot? Signs, Causes & Treatment

Ankle Pain, Foot Pain     0

Another name for progressive flatfoot is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. The posterior tibial tendon is found in the calf down to the inside of the ankle to the middle section of the foot. It is responsible for holding up the arch of the foot and gives us support when walking. Progressive flatfoot happens when the tendon becomes inflamed, stretched or torn, causing the arch to collapse. Not to be confused with plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing the bottom of the foot to hurt and swell. While progressive flatfoot is an injury to the tendon,Read more


Jun

04
2013

Age-related Orthopaedic Conditions

General, Orthopaedic Injuries     1

Age related orthopaedic conditions frequently decreases the ability to remain mobile, cause discomfort and pain and reduces the ability to lead a quality lifestyle, requiring alterations to daily activities. Ageing is a process which is spontaneous and cannot be avoided. However, age-related problems can be avoided if proper nutrition and care is provided. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder indicated by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissues. Osteoporosis can be grouped into systemic and local. Local osteoporosis is due to fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, tumours, muscular paralysis or tendon ruptures. Our bone is frequently undergoing remodelling, forming new boneRead more


Jan

24
2013

5 Applications of Shockwave Therapy

Elbow Pain, Heel Pain, Joint Pain     1

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy or more commonly known as Shockwave therapy is a non invasive medical treatment that sends acoustic waves to injured parts of the body with the intent to reduce pain and promote healing. The shockwaves used for Shockwave therapy is similar to those used to break down kidney stone, but it is only at one tenth of the intensity, rendering it rather safe for the body. There are many uses of shockwave therapy and it can be widely applied to treat different injuries. Let’s take a look at some of the common applications of Shockwave Therapy. DecreaseRead more


Jan

03
2013

5 Home Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain, Sports Injury     0

Plantar Fasciitis is a medical condition which affects the feet. It will cause extreme pain and this pain is more pronounced during the morning when the ligaments and tendons in the feet are not yet warmed up. Many patients describe the pain they experience in the morning as being stabbed repeatedly in the feet. The onset of pain is largely due to long periods of immobility of the feet such as a long day of using the computer. As the activities around the leg increases, the pain will decrease. The most common treatment method is the use of anti-inflammatory medicationRead more


Nov

27
2012

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel Pain     0

Heel pain is a very common problem experienced by many and is caused by different reasons. Patients will often suffer pain under the heel or behind the heel. Most of the time, heel pain will disappear on its own with time but in serious cases, they can become chronic problems. There are 26 bones in the human foot and the largest bone is the heel bone. The function of the heel is to provide support and balance the weight of the body. With such immense weight acting on it and various activities such as running and jumping, the heel isRead more


Nov

08
2012

Typical Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain, Sports Injury     1

Have you ever experienced pain that does not go away with time at the bottom of your foot? The cause of this could possibly be Plantar Fasciitis, a condition that affects the bottom of the foot mainly due to inflammation of the fascia. Plantar Fasciitis is often caused by over usage of the Plantar Fascia. People who engage in long distance running without wearing shoes that provide good cushioning and support are much more prone to this. Rest The first and foremost is to stop whatever is causing the pain and this is usually running. You need to provide sufficientRead more


Sep

18
2012

Common running injuries

Ankle Pain, General, Heel Pain, Knee Pain, Sports Injury     0

Running is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that has good effects on the body. It helps to improve stamina and burn off calories to keep the body in a lean manner. It also increases the good cholesterol level in the body and boost our immune system. However, running is a high impact sport and it is not meant for everyone. Because of their high impact nature, they can cause injuries to the ankles, knees, hip and even the spine. To take advantage of running and not like running take advantage of you, you need to be aware of the common injuriesRead more


Feb

10
2012

6 Effective Plantar Fasciitis Exercises For Heel Pain

Heel Pain     1

Heel pain or most commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis is a very common foot problem all around the world and many people suffer from it. Luckily, it can be treated with some really simple and inexpensive methods. Exercise 1 Often people who suffer from plantar fasciitis experiences intense heel pain in the morning when they wake up, and taking the first steps of the day is a painful process to undergo. This is due to the tightening of the plantar fascia during sleep. Stretching the plantar fascia before standing up can have significant results and often reduces the heel pain.Read more