Achilles Tendonitis? Why You Can’t IGNORE it and 3 Things You Can do to Avoid a Tear

Achilles

The Achilles tendon is a specialized material located at the back of the leg. It connects your calf muscle to your heel and is a visible cord just behind the ankle. It is largely responsible for our speed and power through the legs. Achilles tendonitis is a common injury among the mid-’30s to mid-50-year-old athletes.…

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Heel Pain When Walking? Top 3 Areas You Should Check and Why

Heel Pain

Heel pain is so debilitating because every step serves as a constant reminder. We rely on healthy feet to get around the house, get to work, exercise, and play with our kids. But when all of that is painful we may get depressed, irritable with our kids, and can even gain weight because we can’t…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How to Limit it

Plantar Fasciitis

Luckily, plantar fasciitis is MUCH easier to explain than it is to pronounce. what is plantar fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is an injury characterized by a very sharp ‘pinprick’ like pain coming from underneath the foot. It can come from too much running, having a long-term Achilles tendon issue that wasn’t attended to, wearing shoes that…

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How to Ease Ankle Pain as Soon as it Strikes

Ankle Pain

Sometimes it happens… You’re out on a run, enjoying the pace. You finally feel like you can run a little farther than you did last time, then all of a sudden- OUCH! Something in your ankle doesn’t feel quite right… So you slow down, give it a stretch, and give running another attempt, but nope!…

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6 Shoe Mistakes That Could be Causing Your Foot Pain

Shoe Mistakes

If you’ve ever hobbled off the dance floor at a wedding with your heels in hand, or ever found yourself looking forward to the moment you go home after a long day spent in meetings, so that you can slip your work shoes off- you’ll know that shoes can easily cause foot pain. This holds…

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How to Properly Recover From an Ankle Injury

Ankle Injury Recovery

Most people have twisted their ankles in some way at this point in their life. Whether it be stepping off of a sidewalk wrong, stepping incorrectly in high heels, or even playing your favorite sport, the sharp pain that comes with twisting your ankle inwards can be pretty hard to forget, giving you an ankle…

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6 Common Shoe Mistakes

Shoe Mistakes

If you’ve ever hobbled off the dance floor at a wedding with your heels in hand, or ever found yourself looking forward to the moment you go home after a long day spent in meetings so that you can slip your work shoes off- you’ll know that shoes can easily cause foot pain. This holds…

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How To Ease Ankle Pain As Soon As It Strikes And Return To Exercise Safely

Running Pain

Sometimes it happens… You’re out on a run, enjoying the pace, you finally feel like you’ve got it in you to run a little further than you did last time, then all of a sudden OUCH! Something in your ankle doesn’t feel quite right… So you slow down, give it a stretch and give running…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How To Limit It And Avoid Other Ankle Injuries Or Pain…

Plantar fascitis

Luckily, Plantar fasciitis is MUCH easier to explain than it is to pronounce. It’s basically an injury which you’d recognize from a very sharp ‘pin prick’ like pain underneath your foot. It can come from too much running, having a long term problem with an Achilles tendon that wasn’t properly fixed, from wearing running shoes…

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What If Your Knee Pain is Caused by Your Ankles?

Body Aches

Feel pain when you walk, get out of bed, exercise and go about your day? Something could be out of balance (and it’s probably not what you think!) At Preferred Physical Therapy we help people daily with lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and knee pain… and it’s safe to say that imbalances or asymmetries…

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