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Running Foot Pain or Stress Fracture?

Running Foot Pain or Stress Fracture? Pain is often a runner’s most loyal training partner, free from the busy social calendars or alarm clock failures that leave you pounding the pavement solo during those early-morning 5 milers. Differentiating “normal” pain from one that merits a visit to your local sports medicine specialist is the tricky…

Managing a Foot Stress Fracture the Right Way

Managing a Foot Stress Fracture the Right Way A stress fracture in the foot is usually associated with an overuse injury to weight-bearing bones. Most athletes affected are involved in high-impact sports that involve running and jumping such as distance running, basketball, tennis, and football. Bones generally respond to stress by hardening along their outer…

Tame Heel Pain Flareups From Plantar Fasciitis

Tame Heel Pain Flareups From Plantar Fasciitis   Understanding Plantar Fascia Strains Plantar fasciitis causes localized pain in the backside portion of the arch that attaches to the underside of the heel bone, or calcaneus.  It often results from overstretching, overloading or tearing in the arch origin that runs from the heel to the front…

Solving the Stop and Go Issue of Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome is a rather common foot injury for stop-and-go type sports, which can leads to pain in the sinus tarsi region of the foot. Some refer to this area in front and slightly below the lateral malleolus as “the eye of the foot”. The sinus tarsus is a bony canal located on the outer (lateral) surface of the foot between the talus bone and midfoot.

Metatarsalgia: Foot Pain’s Evil Brother

Metatarsalgia is a general term relating to forefoot pain secondary to inflammation in the area of the distal foot and toes.

Sprained Ankle Management

Sprained Ankle Management Year over year, ankle sprains are the most common lower extremity injury in all of sports.  From a minor “tweak” to a high ankle sprain, the range of symptoms and corresponding limitations vary greatly.  Ankle sprains are challenging due to the ankle joint’s inherent vulnerability years after the sprain and ligament instability…

How To Eliminate Heel Pain

How To Eliminate Heel Pain In order to eliminate heel pain, it is important to understand its underlying cause(s). Although the term “heel pain” is somewhat generic, you can testify to its significance if you suffer from this condition.  Sources of the pain, which is located in the arch area on the underside of the…

How To Recognize And Treat Achilles Tendon Ruptures

How To Recognize And Treat Achilles Tendon Ruptures Your Achilles tendon is remarkably strong. It connects the calf muscles (comprised of the gastrocnemius and soleus) located in the back of the lower leg to the back of the heel. Unfortunately, the Achilles tendon can partially tear or completely rupture under the right circumstances. Complete ruptures…

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis   Understanding Achilles Tendonitis Achilles tendonitis is a common injury associated with the presence of inflammation and scar tissue in the largest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon is located above the ankle in the back of the lower leg. It connects the large calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel…

Foam Rolling For Dummies By Mike Ryan

If You’re Active, You Need To Be A Roller!

When used properly, foam rollers and roller balls keep your muscles loose and your joint limber in less than 10 minutes per day. Using a form of self-myofascial massage therapy, foam rollers are trusted tools used by elite and professional athletes to unlock tight muscles and relax painful joints.

Get the full-color, step-by-step guide to get fit, prevent injury and end pain using your foam roller.

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