Tag Archive 'tendonitis'

Foot-Friendly Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Bethesda, MD – Making running part of a workout routine leads to better physical stamina and a more positive state of mind—but a detrimental foot injury can quickly stop runners in their tracks. Keeping feet healthy and pain-free can go a long way toward ensuring that every run is enjoyable, for both [...]

Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Causes and Symptoms of Peroneal Tendon Injuries Peroneal tendon injuries may be acute (occurring suddenly) or chronic (developing over a period of time). They most commonly occur in individuals who participate in sports that involve repetitive ankle motion. In addition, people with higher arches are at risk for developing peroneal tendon injuries. [...]

Why Gardening May Cause Foot Pain

Most people would consider gardening a relaxing, low impact activity. Yet, gardening can result in chronic foot and ankle conditions. The type of gardening, the size and slope of the yard and the types of shoes worn are the key factors in the development, or avoidance, of potential foot problems. A flat, well manicured yard [...]

Arch Collapse Stresses the Plantar Fascia and Posterior Tibial Tendons

Arch collapse which accompanies overpronation and flatfeet places excess stress on the posterior tibial tendon and the plantar fascia. When these structures are overstressed, they develop microtears and become inflamed. Conditions such as posterior tibial tendonitis/ tendon dysfunction and plantar fasciitis can develop. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Nitric Oxide Patches Improve Tendon Healing

Nitric oxide, a soluble gas produced in the body, plays a valuable role in tendon healing due to it’s ability to increase blood flow and increase collagen production. A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated nitric oxide patch use in patients with Achilles tendinosis, tennis elbow and supraspinatus (shoulder) tendinosis and compared [...]

Rest May Not Benefit Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a common sports related overuse injury. Tendinopathy is a result of repetitive microinjury which causes microtears and inflammation. The tearing and inflammation then causes tendon degeneration which is a change in the collagen fiber structure and alignment.  Common treatment includes ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, shoe modification and even surgery. [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions

Platelet rich plasma injections are becoming a more common and popular treatment for chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Chronic foot and ankle conditions, such as plantar fasciosis and Achilles tendinosis typically begin with the classic inflammatory process. Initially, the area becomes red, inflamed and swollen. Patients will describe a sharp, stabbing pain with weight bearing and tenderness [...]

Foot Injuries & Trail Work

Building and maintaining trails involves a lot of difficult, physical work. The most common injuries are lower back injuries and blunt trauma from using the trail building tools, but injuries to foot and ankle can occur. Ankle Sprains: Walking on uneven, sloped terrain is common during trailbuilding and increases the chance for ankle sprains. An [...]

National Running Day – Tips to Avoid Foot Injuries

Today is National Running Day and many organizations from across the country within the running industry are joining forces in an effort to promote running as an easy, affordable, healthy and accessible form of exercise. It’s easy to join the effort, even without taking part in an official running event. Just take out your running [...]

Cycling Tips for Your Feet

Today is the official Bike To Work Day. The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike to Work Day to help raise awareness of cyclists on the road and to encourage individuals to consider cycling as an option for commuting to work. Cycling is a low impact physical activity which can improve cardiovascular fitness as [...]

Weak Hip Muscles & Overpronation are Risks for Running Injuries

Over half of all runners sustain an overuse injury to their lower extremity every year. Common overuse injuries in runners include runner’s knee, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and generalized arch pain. A recent article in Sports Health reviewed the literature from 1980 through July 2008 for common mechanisms related [...]

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Baseball & Softball

“With warm weather approaching, many athletes are busy gearing up for another competitive season in their sport. Unfortunately, training in improper footwear and neglecting to stretch properly before and after activity greatly increases serious occurrences of foot and ankle injury,” said APMA President Dr. Ross Taubman. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Foot Injuries & the Olympics

China’s Olympic hopeful, Liu Xiang, walked off the track before making it over a single hurdle. Liu said “I knew my foot would fail me. I felt painful when I was just jogging.” Xiang was referring to the back of his heel, where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. He had thought the [...]

Winter House Shoes

In the wintertime it’s easy to enter the house and kick off your wet, snow or mud covered shoes and slip into some nice, soft, comfy slippers. After being on your feet all day, nothing feels better, right? Not so fast. For those with foot problems, especially those with heel pain, this could spell trouble. [...]

Trail Running and Your Feet

There are almost 7 million trail runners in the United States and they enjoy fantastic views, clean air and the peace and quiet of the outdoors. Trail running does have it’s own set of risks and injuries. Although many of the same foot and ankle problems a road runner might encounter, a trail runner may [...]

Mountain Biking and Foot Injuries

Mountain biking has inherent risks which are dependent on the type of trail and skill level of the rider. Many riders think of broken collarbones and separated shoulders as the main risk of mountain biking, but don’t realize the impact on the foot and ankle during cycling. Blunt trauma from rocks, roots and trees is [...]

Sandals & Foot Care

Summer is on it’s way, along with shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, BBQs and, of course, sandals. Sandals, the main choice for footwear during the summer months, are easy to slip on and off and cool enough for those hot summer days. The flip-flop trend has taken off and new styles range from flimspy, flat [...]