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15 Jun, 2019

Put Your Foot Down

Can you put your foot down without experiencing any pain or discomfort?  We don’t typically give our feet much thought.  However, when we think about it, our feet and ankles do quite a bit for us on a daily basis. They help propel us as we walk, they help us stay level when we are

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29 Apr, 2019

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

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 & ankle pain? Have you ever gotten up in the morning and felt pain in your heel when you

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3 Apr, 2019

How your shoes can impact your feet and ankles

Foot and ankle conditions are very common for every age group. We treat general pain and injuries in this part of the body often at Loudoun Sports Therapy because even if it’s just general discomfort, foot and ankle conditions cause a lot of problems with daily, functional activities. The most frequent complaint we see in the

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18 Mar, 2019

How does Plantar Fasciitis Start?

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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18 Mar, 2019

Is Discomfort Impacting Walking Routines?

When was the last time you could go for a run, walk your kids to the bus stop or go shopping without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? If you or someone you know is experiencing foot/ankle pain, know that you are not alone. Approximately one-fourth of the population is affected by foot/ankle problems at

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13 Mar, 2019

Discomfort While Standing

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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31 Jan, 2019

Dull ache or burning when you start running?

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” is added to the

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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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19 Dec, 2018

Looking to Run a 5K This Year?

Looking to run a 5K this year? As the New Year continues, keep your fitness goals strong with a fitness revolution. Below, we’ve outlined a Couch to 5k running program that incrementally increases mileage over time, allowing your body to properly adjust to additional activity. It’s vital to start slowly and build your mileage over time

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