Entries in plantar fasciitis (4)

Wednesday
Sep272017

HEEL SPUR

What is a Heel Spur? 

Heel spurs are a common source of heel pain. Heel spurs are a bony growth attached to your heel bone (calcaneus) and grow into your foot arch.

What Causes a Heel Spur?

A heel spur is caused by chronic plantar fasciitis.

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Monday
Jun262017

Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Calf Cramps, Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Low Back Pain… What Do These All Have In Common?

As a population with an ever increasing number of hours spent sitting, tight calves (the muscles at the back of our leg basically above our heels and below our knees that give us the power to lift our body weight and go up on our tip toes) have never been so common. 

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Thursday
Mar232017

The 7 Most Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re running for pleasure or training for a race, you’re bound to have aches and twinges along the way. Injury prevention isn’t about the absence of pain; it’s about having the right reaction when that pain comes along. A timely response will help you avoid acute injuries that could pull you from the pavement for an indeterminate hiatus.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

What is the plantar fascia?

The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue on the underside of the foot which extends from the heel to the ball of each of the 5 toes. It's function is to help support the arch.

During weight bearing the plantar fascia acts like a spring to conserve and dissipate energy. 

What is plantar fasciitis and heel pain?

Plantar fasciitis is the abnormal inflammation of the plantar fascia most commonly at the insertion point to the heel bone.

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