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Category Archives: Foot and Ankle

21 Aug, 2020

Putting a Spring Back in Our Step

If you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active and put a spring back in your step. Change How You Sit A lot of aches and pains relate to how we use

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1 Jul, 2020

Proper Footwear and Parts of Our Shoe

Choosing Footwear Usually when we go to pick out footwear, we often make our decisions based on: Style The latest trends Price Our feet take on a lot of stress all day long. We often don’t think about the impact our feet take until the end of the day when they are sore or achy.

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26 Jun, 2020


I remember being a kid and seeing my mom’s feet especially in the summer.  She had this bump on the inside area of her big toe.  She always said, “I hope you don’t have my feet when you grow up!”  I always wondered why her bone stuck out like that. These “bumps” are called bunions. 

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22 Jun, 2020

Our Heel; The Part of Our Foot We Forget

The heel, also known as the calcaneus, is located on the bottom of the foot directly below the ankle joint. The heel bone has many muscles and ligaments attached to it. When injuries or irritation occur to the attached muscles or ligaments, it can create pain in the heel. This pain can lead to many

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26 May, 2020

These Musculoskeletal Injuries

Ankle sprains are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, with approximately 25,000 people spraining their ankle every day (1). An ankle sprain occurs usually when the ankle is forced into an extremely inverted or everted position, meaning rolling in or out respectively; rolling your ankle inwards being the most common type of sprain.  How

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21 May, 2020

Achilles Tears and Their Severity

What is the Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in our bodies. It connects the calf muscle to your heel (at the back of your ankle and foot). It needs to be extremely strong and springy in order to help propel your body up and forward as well as absorb

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13 May, 2020

Fallen Arches & Foot Issues

Fallen arches are otherwise known as “flat feet”. Essentially, the area in the bottom of your foot where an arch should be is no longer there and has flattened, or is not as high as would be considered “normal”.  This can be congenital, or something you were born with, but often times especially since we

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6 May, 2020

Foot and Arch Discomfort

Plantar Fasciitis is a fancy term for foot pain that is usually in your heel and/or arch of the foot that is caused by irritation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia is the specific name of that connective tissue) that help support the arch of your foot. What are the symptoms? As mentioned above, a

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16 Jan, 2020

Ankle Weakness

Overall ankle weakness can lead to a number of injuries, not only with the ankle joint specifically but it can lead to injuries at other joints such as the knee and also down into the foot. Typical ankle sprains (also known as “rolling” your ankle) can occur if the muscles on the medial and lateral

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27 Dec, 2019

Treating Plantar Fasciitis and Other Foot Problems

It’s common, no matter our age, to experience foot and ankle pain, or discomfort in our heels and arches. This discomfort and pain makes daily, functional activities such as standing, walking and using stairs difficult.  Causes Foot and ankle pain can stem from a number of factors.  Some common ones include: Poor footwear Weakness in

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