Article Tagged ‘ Heel Pain ’

How to stay in the race with heel pain

Are you preparing for the upcoming Annadel Half Marathon in Santa Rosa, California next month or the Windsor Half Marathon in June? Wouldn’t it be devastating to have a chronic condition like plantar fasciitis or have an Achilles tendinitis flare up right before the big event?! If the unthinkable happens, extracorporeal shockwave therapy might be necessary to […]

9 Most Common Foot Problems in Patients Over 40

Foot problems are not age specific, they can happen to anyone, but there are conditions that seem to show up more often for those that are over 40. Today we will discuss the 9 most common foot problems that patients over 40 tend to experience, what causes them, treatment options, and prevention methods. Life in your 40s […]

What to do when you have foot pain?

With gyms being closed,  walking or running may be your preferred activity for wellness.  But what do you do when you are faced with a nagging pain in your foot? It is not normal to feel pain in your feet, so should you experience this, it means it is time to do to some investigating! […]

Custom Orthotics vs. Shoe Inserts (OTC “orthotics”)

When you experience foot pain, it interrupts your day.  In order to find relief you may find yourself looking into shoe inserts available at your local store or visiting your podiatrist.  But how do you know whether you should use a custom orthotic or a shoe insert?  While they may appear to solve the same […]

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 […]