Heel pain and back pain can be related secondary to the abnormal functioning of the foot. A pronated or collapsed foot can cause heel pain as well as back pain. If you tend to walk with more weight on the inside of your foot, then you may have a pronated foot. This abnormality can contribute […]
Sore legs and back while you’re pregnant is stressful and may be unnecessary. Among the many discomforts women have during pregnancy, aching feet and back pains tend to top the list. As the fetus grows and gains weight, the expectant mother often finds that her legs ache and her feet have enlarged and are frequently
Kim Rossetti, a multiple marathon runner from Boca Raton, recently came to me after consulting with several doctors and orthopedic surgeons regarding her persistent impacts the bones, tendons and ligaments of her feet with every stride she takes. Whether you are an athlete or a couch potato, a lifetime of walking or running can result
Charlie Alexander, a triathlete, came to my South Florida podiatry office for plantar fasciitis treatment after not being able to participate in his favorite pastime for over a year and a half due to constant foot and heel pain. The final straw was when he could not even get out of bed because of the pain in his heels.
When U. S. Open Tennis champion Andy Roddick was 15 years old, he came to my office requesting a replacement pair of old-fashioned technology orthotics. He had been using them for about a year for generalized foot pain and he had outgrown them. I made him the pair that he requested and also recommended to
The food server, retail worker, and nurse all have one thing in common: they spend most of their day standing. They, along with thousands of others, suffer from foot pain that they assume is a normal condition of their occupation. One patient of mine admitted that “for too long I accepted my sore, achy feet,
Heel Pain Has Many Causes In our pursuit of healthy bodies, pain can be an enemy. In some instances, however, it is of biological benefit. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, often warning us about the damage we’ve suffered. When we sprain an ankle,
Shin splints are very common – in fact, 13% of all running injuries are caused by tibial stress syndrome (more commonly known as shin splints). Most athletes, dancers, and runners will get them on occasion and non-athletes can get them just from doing something they are unaccustomed to doing, such as jogging to catch their runaway dog.
A question we are often asked in our podiatry practice is “Would orthotics be good for my flat feet?” The short answer is “Yes” but like any good consumer, you should understand why. Flat Feet and Fallen Arches The terms “flat feet” and “fallen arches” are used to describe the same problem. They are often
What do people who jog, basketball players, dancers, gymnasts, and tennis players have in common? All of them are at an increased risk of foot and ankle stress fractures. What Is A Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is caused by a small crack in the bone. Overuse is the most common reason they develop: high-impact sports