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Category Archives: Foot and Ankle

31 Jan, 2019

Dull ache or burning when you start running?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC What is your plantar fascia? Plantar Fascia is a thick, fibrous connective tissue that covers the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the metatarsals. The bottom of the foot is termed the “plantar” side, hence plantar fascia. Whenever the body has inflammation somewhere, the subfix “itis”

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10 Jan, 2019

Four Reasons To Take Ankle Sprains Seriously

By: Cierra Washington, ATC It’s been estimated that roughly 25,000 people in the United States suffer from an ankle sprain every day. When most people hear the words “ankle sprain” they think of damage to the ligaments or stabilizing structure in the ankle joint. Like most injuries, there is a classification based upon the level

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31 Dec, 2018

Trouble walking the dog or to the mailbox because of foot pain?

By: Devin Wurman, DPT When is the last time you could walk the dog, go shopping, take your kids to the amusement park, go for a run, or even just stand for prolonged periods of time without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? Have you ever gotten up in the morning and felt pain in

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12 Nov, 2018

Want to get rid of that nagging foot pain for good?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT A lot of people don’t like feet and don’t give much thought to their feet, but our feet and ankles do a lot for us. They help propel us as we walk, they help us stay level when we are hiking through the rugged mountain trails or through the shifting sands

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5 Nov, 2018

Is balancing on one foot difficult for you?

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot when you take your first few steps in the morning? Does your ankle feel unstable or painful when you’re walking or running? Do you have difficulty balancing on one foot without holding onto something for support? These are all signs of common

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23 Oct, 2018

What runners, dancers and high arches all have in common

By Devin Wurman, DPT Have you ever gotten up in the morning and felt pain in your heel when you put your foot down on the floor? You’re probably wondering why your foot would hurt after you’ve been off your feet and sleeping all night. One of the most common causes of heel pain is

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11 Oct, 2018

Ever stepped off a curb incorrectly?

Have you ever “rolled” your ankle? Chances are that you have, because what is commonly referred to as a “rolled ankle” or ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries that people experience. Once an ankle is sprained the chances that someone will sprain it again are raised dramatically. Fortunately there are steps that

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4 Sep, 2018

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Plantar Fasciitis is one of the more common foot injuries we see here at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center.  The pain can be caused by injury or an insidious onset. Some of the most common symptoms include stabbing or dull pain on bottom of foot or by the heel, many times greater

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6 Aug, 2018

Take Steps To Treating Lower Extremity Problems

By Jessica Freedman, ATC When is the last time you could walk the dog, go shopping, take your kids to the amusement park, go for a run, or even just stand for prolonged periods of time without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? If you or someone you know is experiencing foot/ankle pain, know that

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23 Jul, 2018

Shoes, arch supports and heel cups

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA We get inquiries from patients all the time regarding footwear, flip flops and arch supports. Which type of shoes is right for you? Well, there is no one-shoe-fits all. The answer is more involved and depends upon your foot structure, your activity/sport, your gait pattern and your goals. Not all flip

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