Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain

The Plantar Fascia is a thick band of tissue running along the foot bottom and connecting the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which this tissue suffers pain and inflammation and is one of the major causes for heel pain. The person usually experiences stabbing pain, especially while taking the […]

Hallux Valgus – Removing the Pressure

The big toe in your foot is known as the Hallux. When it starts deviating inward towards the inner toe, the condition is termed as Hallux Valgus or, more commonly, a bunion deformity. When the deviation starts, a bump is slowly visible in the inner portion of the big toe above the metatarsal bone. The […]

Bunion Toe – Misalignment of Big Toe

A bunion is a localized enlargement at the big toe base found in the inner portion. There is often a misalignment of the big toe as well, with the toe moving outward towards the smaller toes. This is medially known as a hallux valgus deformity, as the normal position is straight forward. In case of […]

Achilles Tendinitis – Warm Up Warning

Achilles tendinitis impacts the Achilles tendon or the heel cord. The Achilles tendon is a very strong and large cord of the body running from the knee back to the heel and used for walking. It gives the foot the support to walk, as we would not be able to raise the heels without it. […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture – Risk for Athletes

Achilles tendon rupture usually occurs in those playing a lot of recreational sports. The injury is found in the back portion of the lower leg. The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone and the calf muscles. It is like a springy tissue above the heel and it enables you to extend the foot, so that […]

Ulnar Nerve Neuritis

What is Ulnar Nerve Neuritis? The ulnar nerve runs along the medial edge of the elbow just behind the epicondyle where the flexor muscles of the wrist are attached. Pain can be felt radiating to the fourth and fifth fingers if the medial posterior aspect of the elbow is accidentally hit. In throwing activities or racket […]

Trigger Finger and Thumb

What Is Trigger Finger and Thumb? This condition affects the movement of the tendons as you bend your fingers and thumb towards your palm. This movement is known as flexion. In simple terms trigger finger is a common disorder of the hand which causes painful snapping or locking of the fingers or thumb.     The […]

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Humeral Epicondylitis

What is Tennis Elbow or Lateral Humeral Epicondylitis? Tennis is a popular sports played by people of all ages. However, some players can get medical problem in the elbow region. Injury also occurs in racket sports such as badminton, table tennis, golf and squash. Those who are on jobs that require repetitive, one-sided movements (example electricians, carpenters) […]

Osteoarthritis Fingers and Thumb

What is Osteoarthritis Fingers and Thumb? Unlike what most people understand, arthritis is actually a complex disorder comprised of several distinct conditions and characterized by a common symptom: pain and inflammation of the joints. One of the most common forms of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), otherwise known as degenerative arthritis. Most people who have osteoarthritis […]

Mallet Finger

What is Mallet Finger? Just think about how much we used our hands and fingers, then you’ll have no problem understanding why injuries to our finger are common. Fortunately, majority of finger injuries heal by itself. One such injury is an injury to the distal interphalangeal, or DIP, joint of the finger. During sporting activities like […]

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