Article Tagged ‘ Heel Pain ’

Laser Therapy Provides Alternative to Opioids

“In a large retrospective study involving over 390,000 older outpatients [ages 66 and up] undergoing minor ambulatory surgery procedures, older patients receiving prescription opioid analgesics within 7 days of discharge were 44% more likely to continue using opioids 1 year after surgery[1].“  This disturbing information was provided in a peer reviewed study in the Arch […]

Could You Be Suffering from Bursitis?

Are you having difficulty moving one or both of your feet? Do the joints in your toes feel inflamed or swollen? Do you have pain in the ball of your foot, the base of your big toe joint or at your heel?  Are your feet achy?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, […]

Sever’s Disease- A Common Occurrence

As a child ages, their growth plates produce cartilage cells that change into bone. Eventually, when the bones are finished growing, the growth plates will fuse to the long bones. While a child is still growing and their growth plates are still able to maneuver and produce bone matter, injuries to them can occur. One […]

When Toenails Look Like a Ram’s Horn

The medical term is Onychogryphosis or “Ram’s Horn” for short.  The condition is characterized by a significant thickening & lengthening of the nail, and when left to grow for significant periods of time, can begin to resemble a ram’s horn or claws. Onychogryphosis can be caused by a range of factors. It is quite common […]

Haglund’s Deformity or “Pump Bump”

From Top to Bottom: 1. Location of bursa and Achilles tendon and site of irritation.  2. X-ray of heel showing Haglund’s Deformity. 3. Physical site on heel of Haglund’s Deformity.   Have you ever wondered what that painful bump on the back of your heel is? It could be a blister, but more likely, it […]

Plantar Fasciitis

“Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue  that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot […]

Heel Pain

“Heel pain  or Plantar Fasciitis, is an extremely common, though not serious condition. Occasionally very frustrating to treat. The Plantar Fascia is a strap-like structure on the bottom of the foot that runs the length of the arch from the heel to the bone. The fascia is not very stretchable and that is where your heel problems […]

Sever’s Disease Sever’s Disease is a common cause of heel pain in kids, which can sometimes be very painful. This bone disorder is a result of inflammation of the growth plate in the heel. Kids that are most active will develop Sever’s Disease which also occurs during their growth spurts.  Such stress commonly results from […]

7 Tips for Healthy and Happy Feet.

Photo Credit: Amberle Van Den Broeke Our feet are the foundation of our bodies. They allow us to walk, work and do fun activities. Follow these simple tips to keep your feet in the best shape possible: Use closed toe shoes. Avoid injuring your toes or foot if you happen to bump them. Clean and […]

High-Tech Heel Pain Treatment Keeps You in the Race

Heel Pain

Photo credit: hyena reality via freedigitalphotos.net If you are preparing for the upcoming Annadel Half Marathon in Santa Rosa, CA, it would be devastating to have a chronic condition like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis flare up right before the big event. If the unthinkable happens, extracorporeal shockwave therapy might be necessary to promote healing […]