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Achilles Tendon Injuries

The two main problems found with the Achilles tendon are Achilles tendinopathy and an Achilles tendon rupture or tear.
 
Achilles tendinopathy includes two conditions, tendinitis and tendinosis. Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon usually caused by overuse. Achilles tendinosis refers to a tiny […]

Heel Pain

There are two different categories of heel pain. This first is caused by over-use repetitive stress, which refers to a soreness resulting from too much impact on a specific area of the foot. Heel pain can be caused by shoes with heels that are too […]

Holiday Madness and Painful Feet

The madness of holiday shopping and traveling can add up to painful feet. Luckily, there are some very easy steps you can take to alleviate pain and reduce swelling.Massaging your feet increases circulation, relieves tension and rejuvenates skin. Use a frozen water bottle to both […]

Custom Orthotics

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Turf Toe: A Football Fan’s Worst Nightmare

Turf Toe is common among athletes, particularly football players. This football season has already seen its fair share of injuries, most easily treatable. Turf toe occurs when the big toe is jammed forcibly into the ground or more commonly, when the toe is bent backwards […]

Ball of the Foot Pain and You!

Injuries to the ball of your foot can be confusing and difficult to know how to treat. Metatarsalgia is a very common injury that refers to pain in the balls of your feet. The five metatarsal head and the fatty pad that cushions the ball […]

Beat The Boot Blues This Winter!

It is time to put those flip flops away and start thinking about what to look for when buying shoes for the fall and winter.  Some other things you want to think about, is the type of socks you will be wearing. Changing your socks […]

Antonio Gates and the Ruptured Fascia

Antonio Gates, of the San Diego Chargers, has been sitting out the past two weeks due to a ruptured plantar fascia. Gates has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for the past few years, but when you rupture your plantar fascia, it is impossible to walk […]

Swollen Foot Fixes

Gravity is constantly working against you and is most often the culprit for swollen feet. However, swelling could be caused by a more serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels. For chronic foot swelling it is necessary to see your podiatrist.Rest, ice, compression […]

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President Obama has declared September 2011 the first national Childhood Obesity Awareness month and is encouraging all Americans to “promote healthy eating and greater physical activity by all our nation’s children.”Encouraging your children to be active sometimes starts with the right type of shoe for […]

The Miserable Corn

Removing Difficult Splinters

Something as small as a splinter might not cause worry in most places on the body, but splinters in your foot can be trouble. Splinters are full of germs and can cause infection if not removed.  Most splinters can be easily removed with a pair […]

Sjörgren’s Syndrome

Over-Supination And The Way You Walk

When you walk or run, your foot movements are based on the foot structure you were born with and the type of gait you have developed over time. Some people’s feet have the natural tendency to supinate or roll outwards instead of pronating during a […]

Heel pain can be prevented easily!

Nearly two million Americans suffer from debilitating heel pain and plantar fasciitis. People old and young, athletes and non-athletes, can all develop heel pain and most do not know what to do about this condition. Heel pain occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick connective tissue […]

Alex Trebek Ruptures Achilles Tendon Foiling Burglary!

 

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek ruptured his Achilles tendon after chasing a burglar out of his hotel room. This type of injury is often found in active 30-49 year olds. However at 71, Trebek’s injury is most likely caused by age-related degeneration. 
 

 
A ruptured Achilles tendon often has […]

Alex Trebec Ruptures Achilles Tendon Foiling Burglary!

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek ruptured his Achilles tendon after chasing a burglar out of his hotel room. This type of injury is often found in active 30-49 year olds. However at 71, Trebek’s injury is most likely caused by age-related degeneration. 

 
A ruptured Achilles tendon often has […]

Metatarsalgia and You!

Common injury myths exposed!

The Strain Vs. Sprain battle!

Its that time of the year to get outside and run through fields throwing Frisbees and footballs. However, most fields don’t have perfectly even terrain and can have hidden holes! So what happens if you fall in one of these holes and sprain or strain […]

Barefoot Running, Minimalist Running And You!

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and nerve damage!

The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that is on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bone. The tunnel houses many structures including arteries, veins, tendons and nerves. One of the nerves housed in the tunnel is the posterior tibial nerve.Tarsal tunnel […]

Keep your feet happy this summer!!

Missing: Your toenail!!

Stretch To Relieve Foot Pain!

Sun, Surf and Foot Fungus?

As the temperature rises, so does the chance of getting athlete’s foot! This is a common foot fungus that is usually contracted from public areas. The fungus then grows in the warmth of your shoes and can be difficult to destroy.Prevention is easy and will […]

Hooked On A Heel Spur

A heel spur refers to a hook of bone that forms on the heel bone and are common in people with a history of pain caused by  plantar fasciitis. However, many people without the heel pain can have a heel spur.

The plantar fascia is a thick ligament […]

Shin Splints Are a Simple Fix If Caught Early

Shin splints account for 13% of all running injuries and yet it is one that most don’t understand.It starts out as a dull pain in the front of your leg either during or after exercise and if left untreated, it can keep you from any […]

Trust Your Gut And Get A Second Opinion

Imagine you’ve injured your ankle and you go to an urgent care facility or even your primary doctor and the diagnoses and treatment you get is not as complete as you had hoped. This is when you contact experts, like Carmel Foot Specialists P.A. A recent […]