• Achilles Tendon Pain

    Achilles Tendon Pain

    Achilles Tendonitis The achilles tendon is a thick rope-like structure that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The purpose of this strong tendon is to allow us to stand on our toes and propel our body when walking and running. The use, and sometimes overuse, of this muscle-tendon-bone complex can lead to pain

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  • Can Ankle Instability Contribute To Plantar Fasciitis?

    Can Ankle Instability Contribute To Plantar Fasciitis?

    Podiatry Today Author(s): Laura Bohman, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM Introduction Plantar fasciitis is a well-known pathology to most foot and ankle specialists. A systematic review performed by Landorf and Menz found that heel pain affects 7 percent of people over 65, makes up one-quarter of all foot injuries in runners, and accounts for 1

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  • A Closer Look At New Developments In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    A Closer Look At New Developments In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    http://www.podiatrytoday.com/closer-look-new-developments-treating-achilles-tendon-ruptures   Author(s): Laura Bohman, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM Introduction One can consider an Achilles rupture to be chronic or neglected approximately four to six weeks after the initial injury. This is due to the retraction of the tendon ends and the beginning scar formation in the area void of tendon.1 Conservative treatment of

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  • Diagnosing and Treating Peroneal Tendon Dysfunction

    Diagnosing and Treating Peroneal Tendon Dysfunction

    http://www.podiatrytoday.com/keys-diagnosing-and-treating-peroneal-tendon-dysfunction Peroneal tendon pathology occurs due to a wide range of etiologies including, most commonly, overuse and ankle sprains. An estimated 628,000 ankle sprains occur in the United States every year with 10 to 20 percent of those injuries developing into chronic ankle symptoms.1,2 Injury from forced inversion during an ankle injury with no prior

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