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What Is Heel Spurs? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Heel Spurs? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 27/02/2016 0
Heel spurs are common causes of heel pain among individuals. A heel spur is a bony growth that is attached to your calcaneus or heel bone and grows into the arch of your foot. Causes Of Heel SpursHeel spurs are caused by plantar fasciitis, which is an injury that involves inflammation or tears in the plantar fascia.The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous connective tissue band that starts from the heel bone and extends along your sole and stretches to your toes. The fascia prevents the arch of your foot from over-flattening, thus acting as a shock absorber.When plantar fasciitis is left untreated or if healing is delayed, your body will begin t...
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What Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 27/02/2016 0
The tarsal tunnel is the canal that forms between a part of the ankle bone, at the bump on the inside of your ankle, also called the medial malleolus, and a band of ligaments across the foot called the flexor retinaculum.The tarsal tunnel has nerves, tendons and arteries inside that allow movement and flexibility of your foot. One nerve inside the tarsal tunnel is called the tibial nerve, which gives the sensation you get at the bottom of your foot. However, when this nerve is compressed or pinched, you may suffer from a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome, also known as posterior tibial neuralgia. Causes Of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Common ...
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What Is Peroneal Tenonditis? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Peroneal Tenonditis? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 27/02/2016 0
A tendon is a thick fibrous band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. There are two tendons or peroneal tendons that run side by side in your foot, behind the outer ankle bone. These tendons are called peroneus brevis and peroneus longus.While one peroneal tendon attributes to the outer part of your midfoot, the other runs under your foot and attaches in close proximity to the inside of your arch. Your peroneal tendons are really important – they stabilize the ankle and foot and ensure your foot is safe from sprains and injuries.One type of a peroneal tendon injury is peroneal tendonitis, which is the irritation and inflammation of one...
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Achilles Tendon Injuries: Tendonitis, Tendinosis, Tear & Rupture Discussed

Achilles Tendon Injuries: Tendonitis, Tendinosis, Tear & Rupture Discussed

Admin 12/11/2014 0
Anatomy The Achilles tendon is a band of thick fibrous tissue that runs down the back of your lower leg and connects the heel bone to the calf muscle. The Achilles tendon is also referred to as the heel cord and it facilitates walking and running by helping you raise your heel off the ground.Achilles Tendon Injuries Regardless of the fact that you are injured and it’s making you miserable, there is a bright side to having an Achilles tendon injury: it is easy to diagnose. There is always going to be pain in the Achilles tendon if the tendon is injured in any way.Perhaps the most common Achilles tendon injuries are Achilles tendinosis, Achille...
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Infographic: Top 5 Common Soccer Injuries EXPOSED!

Infographic: Top 5 Common Soccer Injuries EXPOSED!

Admin 21/02/2014 0
Check out our brand new infographic exposoing the top 5 most common soccer injuries that footballers (professional and amateur) face today. We've also included some interesting stats to accompany the infographic.   Share this Infographic On Your Site!Feel free to embed this infographic on your website. However you must link back to our homepage https://www.bodyheal.com.au/ or this blog post https://www.bodyheal.com.au/blog/infographic-top-5-common-soccer-injuries-exposed ...
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Different Types Of Ankle Sprains, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Different Types Of Ankle Sprains, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 18/11/2013 0
An ankle sprain is an injury that results from the twisting or rolling of the ankle in the wrong manner. Inappropriate movement of the ankle can allow the tough bands of fibrous tissues -- which we call ligaments – that hold the anklebone in place, to experience wear and tear due to the excessive movement. This causes the ligaments to move beyond their range of motion. Most ankle sprains occur when the ligaments on the outer side of the injured ankle are affected. Identifying The Type Of Ankle Sprain The 2 common types of ankle strains are inversion and eversion ankle sprains.Inversion sprain:  This is the most common out of the three and typ...
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Understanding The Anatomy Of The Ankle

Understanding The Anatomy Of The Ankle

Admin 23/04/2013 0
Welcome to our feature on the anatomy of the ankle. The ankle is where the foot meets and connects with the leg. While it is commonly referred to as the ankle joint, there are, in fact, three joints that create the ankle. We’ll discuss the main joint, known as the talocrural joint, and touch upon the two lesser ones, the subtalor, and the transverse tarsal joint.   These joints are comprised of bones, ligaments and tendons. The unique role of each component contributes to the stability, flexibility and strength of the ankle.The ankle is a very common site of injury including fractures, sprains and strains which are classified according to w...
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