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Foot Orthotics

Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

Foot Orthotics Overview Mechanical or anatomic abnormalities can cause a combination of foot problems. These may affect the ankle, or other joints including the same sided knee, hip and even the lower back Occasionally the altered mechanics of the of the lower extremity at the ankle, or altered positions of the anatomic structures of the…

Male with Knee Pain

What Can I Do For Knee Pain?

July 15, 2018 |

Knee Pain Overview The knee joint is comprised of the connection of four bones of the lower extremity: Femur ( thigh bone) Tibia (shin bone) Fibula ( smaller, next to tibia) Patella ( knee cap). Bones are connected by ligaments. In the knee joint these include the medial and lateral meniscus, the cruciate ligaments (…

Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

July 15, 2018 |

Foot Pain Overview The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals) and the joints of the five digit or toes. There are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. All joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot function as the joint movers. Traumatic…

What is a Herniated Disc?

July 15, 2018 |

Herniated Disc Overview The inter-vertebral disc is composed of cartilage tissue between two spinal vertebra. It serves as a cushion separating two bone. The outer strong fibers are called the annulus with a nucleus of gelatinous material in the center. Mechanically the discs function as the “shock absorbers” for the spine. There are 23 discs…

Heel Spur Treatment

Heel Spur Treatments

July 15, 2018 |

So what’s a heel spur and what can you do about it? The large bone which comprises the back of the foot is called the calcaneous. The underside of the foot is comprised of soft tissue or plantar fascia. During the walking phase ( 70 % load) or running ( 60 % load) phase multiple…

Woman with heel spur pain

Heel Spur Pain

July 14, 2018 |

What is Heel Spur Pain? Heel spurs are often painless; however, when they cause pain, it can be debilitating. It is typically due to an overgrowth of calcium deposit underneath the heel. It can be attributed to micro trauma over a long period of time. Risk factors can include: Excess weight Poor walking mechanics Strain…

close up of man suffering from herniated disc in neck

Herniated Disc in Neck

July 14, 2018 |

What is it? A herniated disc in the neck is when the material between the intervertebral disc (called Nucleus Pulposus) breaks through the outer lining or ring material (called Annulus Fibrosis) that helps to make up the core between the vertebra that provides shock absorption for the spine. When this material seeps its way into…

A young woman with a swollen foot

Swollen Foot

July 14, 2018 |

What is a Swollen Foot? A swollen foot is one where there is fluid buildup in the tissues and muscles of the foot. Excessive foot and lower leg swelling is known as peripheral edema. What causes a Swollen Foot? A swollen foot is very common dependent upon activity such as standing for long time or…

What is a Slipped Disc?

July 14, 2018 |

A “slipped disc” is actually a state where parts of an injured, abnormal or degenerated disc protrude out against surrounding nerve tissues. Other names for this condition besides slipped disc include herniated disc, ruptured disc or prolapsed disc. The lower back is most often affected by this problem. The discs themselves are shock absorbing defensive…

senior woman suffering from pain in back at home

Pinched Nerve in Your Back

July 14, 2018 |

What is a Pinched nerve in your Back? A pinched nerve is one that has disruption of function by pressure applied to it from adjacent tissues like bones, muscles, cartilage and tendons. Although pinched nerves can occur anywhere along the back, the most common cause is due to a herniated disk in the lower spine…

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