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What Are Hammertoes?

Hammertoes are painful deformities that frequently form on the second, third, or fourth toe. The condition is often caused by an issue in foot mechanics. This can be caused by the person’s specific gait or the manner in which they walk, or by shoes that do not comfortably fit the deformity.  Hammertoes can be formed … Continue reading What Are Hammertoes?

PRP Injections In Your Feet

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is blood taken from a patient and spun in a centrifuge, concentrating the amount of platelets and growth factors. This plasma, containing a very high concentration of platelets, is re-injected into the site of injury or damage, inducing the body to repair damage to muscle, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue. … Continue reading PRP Injections In Your Feet

Who is at Risk for Developing an Achilles Tendon Injury?

If pain and stiffness are experienced in the back of the heel, you may be suffering from an Achilles tendon injury. This is the thickest tendon in the body and its purpose is to connect the back of the heel to the calf muscle. Runners are often afflicted by Achilles tendon conditions because of the … Continue reading Who is at Risk for Developing an Achilles Tendon Injury?

Physical Therapists As A Solution for Running Injuries

For those who are prone to running injuries or may have one, good news: there are several solutions for training and treating your injury. If you’re someone who runs often, remember to stretch and warmup before your exercise, to prevent straining your muscles. Tight muscles that are not stretched can lead to injury. For those … Continue reading Physical Therapists As A Solution for Running Injuries

Foot Therapy for Sports Injuries

Whether in practice or in the game, athletes put their bodies through great stress. Some sports demand more from the body than others. However, every sport has an element of inorganic movement or unnatural motion. For ample, in softball, a pitcher winds up and flings her body with an incredible amount of dexterity in order … Continue reading Foot Therapy for Sports Injuries

Dez Bryant received Therapeutic Injection for Injury

Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys received a therapeutic injection to reinforce his recovery from a fractured right foot. The therapeutic injection included bone marrow stem cells that were taken from his hip and then injected into his ankle. Team owner Jerry Jones stressed that the procedure was not an indication for a setback in … Continue reading Dez Bryant received Therapeutic Injection for Injury

Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common among people who participate in sports. Several factors contribute to this. They include failing to stretch or warm up properly, not wearing the proper type of shoe and not taping or providing other types of support for the ankle or foot. The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered … Continue reading Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries