For dedicated runners, heel pain that will not go away is frustrating and takes the joy out of running. Ignoring the pain may work for a while, but eventually, you will need to seek treatment if you are ever going to enjoy running again.
In the past, treatment for plantar fasciitis involved mostly stretching of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon, along with orthotic inserts. However, new research has revealed that a load bearing approach that strengthens all of the structures surrounding the plantar fascia may accelerate healing and prevent recurring episodes of plantar fasciopathy.
For all its complexity, your elbow is a fairly rugged joint that can withstand high force loads. Nevertheless, overuse from sports like tennis or golf, repetitive occupational use, and carrying heavy loads with extended elbows can all lead to debilitating chronic pain. The first step to treatment is pinpointing the exact location and cause of […]Read More (0)
Foot pain is more than just a nuisance. Ongoing foot discomfort and dysfunction can keep you from doing the activities you love, not to mention those you need to do! Treatment with over-the-counter NSAIDs and rubs may become costly while having little or no effect on your pain. Meanwhile, you have no choice but to […]Read More (0)