As a runner, pain is often your most loyal training partner. Pain has no social calendar to work around or a sleep disorder to leave you pounding the pavement all alone during those early morning 5 milers. Determining which pain is your friend and which one merits a visit to your local sports medicine specialist […]
While most people consider the ankle joint as one body part, it is actually a combination of three joints that bind the lower leg and foot and provide range of motion for athletic activities. The three joints create multiple axis points for a flexible ankle. The ankle joint (actual name) enables an “up-down” motion. The subtalar joint allows you to walk on the inside and outsides of your feet. And, the transverse tarsal joint provides a “left-right” movement. Ankle joint injuries normally involve ligament sprains from over rotating the ankle joint.
Understanding a Plantar Fascia Strain Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition with localized pain in the backside of the arch where it attaches to the underside of the heel bone or calcaneus. It is often the result of overstretching, overloading or tearing of the origin of the arch, which runs from the heel to the […]
Sinus Tarsi Syndrome is a rather common foot injury for stop-and-go type sports, which can leads to pain in the sinus tarsi region of the foot. Some refer to this area in front and slightly below the lateral malleolus as “the eye of the foot”. The sinus tarsus is a bony canal located on the outer (lateral) surface of the foot between the talus bone and midfoot.
Metatarsalgia is a general term relating to forefoot pain secondary to inflammation in the area of the distal foot and toes. The swelling involves the joints that connect the metatarsal bones of the foot and the phalanges (toe) bones. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th MTP joints are most often stricken with this disorder. With the […]
Ankle sprains remain the most common lower extremity injury in all of sports. From the minor “tweak” of the ankle to the high ankle sprain, the range of symptoms and the limitations vary greatly. The challenging factor with ankle sprains remains the ongoing vulnerability of the ankle joint for years after a sprain because of […]
Your Achilles tendon is a strong tendon in your body. It connects the calf muscles (made up of the gastrocnemius and soleus) located in the back of the lower leg to the back of the heel. The Achilles tendon can partially tear or completely rupture. It is more common for individuals over the age of […]
While most people consider the ankle joint as one body part, it is actually a combination of three joints that bind the lower leg and foot and provide range of motion for athletic activities. The three joints create multiple axis points for a flexible ankle. The ankle joint (actual name) enables an “up-down” motion. The […]
Understanding Achilles Tendonitis Achilles tendonitis is a common injury associated with the presence of inflammation and scar tissue of the largest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon is located above the ankle in the back of the lower leg. It connects the large calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). Its […]
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