FOOT AILMENTS

Achilles Tendonitis

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Causes: Achilles Tendonitis is a debilitating foot condition characterized by swelling of the Achilles tendon – the largest and strongest tendon in the body – more commonly know as t he ‘heel cord.’ Athletes are especially prone to chronic Achilles Tendonitis. In fact, around 18% of serious runners experience it in their life. Symptoms: Achilles Tendinitis does not happen overnight, and usually does not manifest itself right away. Pain is usually mild at first, but it worsens with continued activity. Prevention & Care: A patient suffering from Achilles tendonitis will be asked to discontinue the activity that caused the condition...

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Calcaneal Bursitis

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Causes: Calcaneal bursitis is an inflammation bruising, calcification and, in extreme cases, bone spurs on the heels. Symptoms: It can be caused by overuse or stress on the heel, repeated injury, improper footwear, repeated standing or stress caused by being overweight. Prevention & Care: Inflammation and swelling of the joint can be reduced using ice. As the inflammation is reduced, some of the pain will decrease as well. If ice does not control swelling and inflammation, the patient may wish to control the inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs.

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