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Peyton Manning suffers from chronic plantar fasciitis & a torn plantar fascia

Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, suffers from chronic plantar fasciitis and a torn plantar fascia in his left foot.  The injury occurred during the November 8th loss against the Indianapolis Colts.

The plantar fascia is a ligament-like band running from your heel to the ball of […]

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith tears Achilles tendon

Former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith is out for the rest of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during last Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. He will have surgery early next week followed by rehab.

The Achilles tendon is a long tendon that runs from your […]

Lateral Ankle Sprain or Something More

Pain following a lateral ankle sprain is not unusual. The immediate pain and swelling can be managed using the RICE technique: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Following a reasonable recovery period (2-4 weeks), most injuries will have healed. When disability persists, more damage may have […]

Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys receives PRP Therapy

According to USA Today, Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant received Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy last week, injecting stem cells collected from his hip into his ankle, in hopes to speed up his recovery time. Bryant broke his fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot & underwent foot surgery last month.

After an […]

Amniotic Tissue Injections: A New Approach to Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

If you have been suffering from plantar fasciitis (“jogger’s heel”) for more than six months and all conservative treatments consisting of rest, ice, stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, arch supports/orthotics and steroid injections have failed to resolve your symptoms, there is help. The doctors of Carmel Foot Specialists […]

Rory McIlroy will not participate in the 2015 Open Championship in St. Andrews after rupturing his left ATFL last weekend

Rory McIlroy announced Wednesday he will not be participating in the 2015 Open Championship in St. Andrews until he is “100% healthy.” He ruptured his left ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament) “with associated joint capsule damage” while playing soccer with friends this past weekend.

What is the ATFL […]

Dr. Kevin Molan, DPM instructed an MLS Laser Therapy seminar at The Footprints in the Sand Podiatry Conference.

Dr. Kevin Molan, DPM instructed a seminar at The Footprints in the Sand Podiatry Conference sponsored by The Podiatry Institute and co-sponsored by the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association on Thursday, June 25th 2015 in Hilton Head, SC. He discussed the process and benefits of […]

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out for the Charlotte Hornets

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a forward on the Charlotte Hornets, left last Friday’s double overtime game against the Washington Wizards with a left ankle sprain. The Hornets announced that the former Kentucky star will not return for the remainder of the season.

What is an ankle sprain?

An ankle […]

Thunder Rumblings

Reigning MVP Kevin Durant undergoes his second surgical procedure due to soreness and inflammation on his right foot. Durant exited the game Feb. 19 in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks and sat out Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets. 

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Durant […]

Marcus Paige & His Road of Plantar Fasciitis

After a number of games since the injury, the North Carolina Tarheels Marcus Paige has made quite the impact for the Heels despite him battling plantar fasciitis.

Starting from the game in which was to honor legendary ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott, an alumnae of the University of […]