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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, […]

Tendinitis of the Lower Extremities

What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon- a thick fibrous cord that attaches the muscle to bone. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons, tendinitis in the lower extremities include your knees and ankles. Common types of tendinitis include: Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis & patellar tendinitis (patella […]

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 […]