Article Tagged ‘ tight Achilles tendon ’

When A Basketball Star’s Foot Won’t Flex

She jumps, she shoots, she scores! Playing basketball requires its own unique set of skills and physical abilities and the ability to jump off the ground is one of them.   A typical person can flex their foot up and down and side to side, but someone that is experiencing equinus lacks this ability.   When you […]

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 […]

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 […]