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Running Injuries – Who Should I See?

During the coming months I’m going to have a few articles on running related injuries and their treatment from a podiatrist’s point of view. My hope is to provide the reader with not only what the problems are but how you yourself can try to treat them. Sort of a “Running Repair Manual.” These articles […]

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Forefoot Pain – Part 2

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Forefoot Pain – Part I

This article is going to look at pain in the forefoot or the so called “ball” of the foot. As with the last couple articles, we’ll look at some of the causes for the problem, how it may manifest itself in regard to symptoms, how you can try to treat it yourself and some treatments […]

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Managing Achilles Tendon Disorders Part 3

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Other Treatment Your Doctor May Prescribe 1) Achilles Tendonitis – Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Immobilization, Orthotics and Night Splints if chronic. Possible MRI to evaluate the area. 2) Insertional Tendonitis – If enlargement exists, pad area as discussed. If overpronating, using a shoe and possibly an orthotic to reduce motion creating friction. Last resort: surgery […]

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Managing Achilles Tendon Disorders – Part II

Last month, we looked at Achilles tendon disorders from the standpoint of the anatomy of this area and how different forms of these disorders tend to manifest themselves in the forms of symptoms. This article is going to focus on some self treatment you can try on your own as well as some alternative forms […]

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Managing Achilles Tendon Disorders- Part I

I half joking tell my patients and friends when they ask why I became a podiatrist (no I don’t have a foot fetish) that it became cheaper to become one than keep going to see one. Of the many injuries over the past 25 plus years of running, one the most frustrating and recurrent ones […]

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