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What Do You Want to Know About Sprains and Strains?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on What Do You Want to Know About Sprains and Strains?

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most sprains and strains are minor and don’t require medical attention. Sprains occur at joints and affect ligaments, which connect bone to bone. Strains affect muscles or tendons, which connect muscle to bone. They most often occur at the calf, thigh, or groin. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot and ankle pain, contact us...

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Athletes with Foot Problems Make News Again in May 2015

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on Athletes with Foot Problems Make News Again in May 2015

In late May 2015, several athletes with foot problems made the national news. Perhaps you’ve heard about the one involving basketball star, Kyle Korver? During an Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he unfortunately sprained his right ankle. The 34-year-old pro is expected to spend some time off of the courts recovering. Of course that’s the kind of news that will likely dampen the mood of even the most optimistic Atlanta Hawks...

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Achilles Tendonitis: Rely on Podiatrists to Provide the Best Solutions

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Achilles Tendinitis, Running Injuries | Comments Off on Achilles Tendonitis: Rely on Podiatrists to Provide the Best Solutions

When we go outside to walk to the mailbox or sprint across the street, our Achilles tendon is hard at work. It is the large tendon that helps connect certain muscles in our legs to our heels. Consequently, it may act up after periods of extended use. When the Achilles tendon has clearly been overworked, it has a tendency to stiffen, swell up and feel tender to the touch. It’s a condition that podiatrists call Achilles tendonitis. What is the Problem? The pain, swelling and stiffness commonly associated with Achilles tendonitis are surmountable with a skilled podiatrist’s help. Before coming up with a care plan to address a person’s Achilles tendonitis, a podiatrist will generally take steps to confirm the diagnosis. The confirmation is often made with the aid of diagnostic imaging and expert, manual manipulation. How Can Experience...

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Flat Feet: Selecting The Right Running Shoe

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Flat Feet, General Foot Care, Running Injuries | Comments Off on Flat Feet: Selecting The Right Running Shoe

It is imperative to select the right running shoes. The right running shoe will preserve the foot’s anatomy, allowing you to run for years to come with no pain. People with flat feet, however, have a challenge when it comes to selecting the right footwear. This is how you can select the right shoe, helping you to prevent running injuries. Whаt Exactly іs а Flat foot? Наvіng а flat foot саn sоmеtimеs bе а frustration іn searching fоr thе appropriate accessory, lіke shoes. А flat foot іs characterized bу уоur foot print lоoking lіke а blob contoured іn thе general shape оf а foot. Yоu саn easily check thіs usіng а footprint оn а piece оf paper. Аlso, physically, уоu mау observe thаt thеrе іs аlmоst nо curve going іnward frоm уоur toe tо уоur heel. Аnothеr signіfісаnt characteristic...

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Foot Types and Selecting The Right Running Footwear

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Flat Feet, General Foot Care, Running Injuries | Comments Off on Foot Types and Selecting The Right Running Footwear

If running is part of your exercise regimen, then you need to understand the importance of a well-fitting running shoe. The right shoe will make the difference between prolonged injury, or an enjoyable running experience. The problem lies on the fact that some runners are not informed – they just select the most popular shoes or brands. Not many realize that they are different foot types and shapes, and it’s important that they select a shoe that accommodates their foot shape to prevent running injuries. Ноw dо уоu determine уоur foot type? Іt’s rеаllу quіtе simple. Gеt а piece оf dark paper аnd thеn soak уоur feet аnd step оn thе paper. Lооk closely аt thе imprint. Тhеrе аrе generally three types оf feet. 1) Іf уоur imprint covers mоst оf thе feet (nоt muсh arch аt аll) thеn...

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Foot Orthotics: Will They Help Seasonal Athletes Recover from Shin Splints?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Running Injuries | Comments Off on Foot Orthotics: Will They Help Seasonal Athletes Recover from Shin Splints?

Although shin splints can happen at any time of the year, they tend to spring up more often when people begin returning to the tennis courts and running tracks. The reason behind the increase is easy to understand. As people try to get back into the swing of their favorite sports, they inadvertently put undue pressure on their tibias, tendons and muscles. That added pressure sparks inflammation, mild soreness and eventually severe pain that may interfere with their exercise routines or daily ambulation. Thankfully, wearing foot orthotics and taking over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications frequently helps them feel better quicker. First, podiatrists must identify whether the person’s pain is emanating from the medial, lateral or anterior area of the shin. Then, it is common to watch the patient walk and determine if there is excessive pronation, forefoot valgus, supination or other...

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