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April Articles 2014
...Doctors often proscribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery usually in that order...

Gymnast Incurs Injured Plantar Fascia
... ·         Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices...

June Articles 2014
...At first you will do basic stretching and twisting exercises in order to get the foot mobility and flexibility back up...

Ankle Sprain Ruins MLB Player's Celebration
... Preventing a Sprain Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion Stretching before exercises and sports Knowing your limits can aid in prevention Treatment of a Sprain Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity...

Corrective Surgery Grants Child Mobility
...These are some steps physical therapy often involves: Basic stretching & twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up...

Tips To Make Working on Your Feet Less Painful
... Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon...

October Articles 2014
...Stretching before and after exercises such as running will help the foot muscles prepare for stress and lower the chances of inflammatory pain...

Acupuncture Can Aid Heel Pain Management
...Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles...

December Articles 2014
...The best way to avoid plantar fasciitis is stretching and proper footwear...

January Articles 2015
...A child can continue doing daily stretching exercises for the legs and feet to prevent the heel pain of Sever's disease from returning...

Treatment for Sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis
...Some ways to reduce the stress placed on the ligament include: icing, taping the arch and bottom of the foot, stretching the lower extremities, wearing orthotics, and taking anti-inflammatories...

Hammertoe Treatments for Celebrity Style Feet
...There are many nonsurgical options in reducing the pain of hammertoes including wearing comfortable shoes with more room in the toe  box, stretching your shoes, applying splints or silicone pads to the affected area, as well as using over the counter or prescription inserts while wearing shoes...

June Articles 2015
...You can perform these exercises every day during your daily routine, at the office, at the gym, or even before you go to bed simply stretching your feet out can do wonders for your foot health...

New Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achilles Tendon Injuries
...However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as: - Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise - Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Reading, MA...

Standing on your Feet at Work Can Reduce Chances of Heart Attacks
... Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon...

Cleveland Browns’ Billy Winn Carried Off the Field due to Sprained Ankle
... Mild to moderate bruising Limited mobility Swelling Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity) Preventing a Sprain Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion Stretching before exercises and sports Knowing your limits can aid in prevention Treatment of a Sprain Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity...

September Articles 2015
...Doctors often proscribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery usually in that order...

Celebrity Runners Share Marathon Running Tips
...“I’ll soak in an ice tub, do lots of stretching...

Heavy Sports Involvement Can Result in Plantar Fasciitis
...Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band stretching from the toes to the heels and is often referred to as “heel pain syndrome...

Dealing with Painful Bunions
...A custom treatment plan focused on relieving pain and stopping further growth of the bunion will be developed for you, which may include any or all of the following: New Footwear: Changing to shoes that are designed with roomy toe boxes and low heels that will accommodate the bunion and not encourage its growth Protective Padding: Carefully placed padding to eliminate inflammation and irritation of the skin by preventing friction and rubbing on the bunion from footwear Orthotics: Over-the-counter and custom-made orthotic devices can position the foot properly and help stabilize the joint of the big toe Exercise: Stretching and exercises can prevent stiffness and increase joint mobility...

December Articles 2015
...Depending upon the final result of the tests, a stretching treatment is created with specific shoe fitting in mind...

Ankle Sprains: Tis' the Season
...When they are suddenly and severely twisted out of place it causes excessive stretching and sometimes even tearing of these ligaments...

Treating Plantar Fasciitis
...Other treatment options may include any or all of the following: Stretching exercises Orthotics—to correct the faulty foot structure and/or arch problem that may be causing the plantar fasciitis; in some instances padding will be recommended to act as a shock absorber Night splints—to help keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight; strapping during the day may also help Physical Therapy In extreme cases where other therapies do not bring relief, surgery may be required...

January Articles 2016
...Doctors often prescribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery, usually in that order...

Easy Does It Prevents Achilles Tendon Issues
...Other causes of Achilles tendonitis include inadequate stretching and warming up before beginning exercising, improper footwear, and excessive hill or stair climbing...

Managing Your Plantar Fasciitis
... ·      Excessive running ·      Non-supportive shoes ·      Overpronation ·      Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia How Can It Be Treated...

February Articles 2016
...Stretching before and after exercises such as running will help the foot muscles prepare for stress and lower the chances of inflammatory pain...

Carmelo Anthony Sprains His Ankle Against Magic
... Mild to moderate bruising Limited mobility Swelling Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity) Preventing a Sprain Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion Stretching before exercises and sports Knowing your limits can aid in prevention Treatment of a Sprain Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity...

Addressing Your Heel Pain
...Discomfort in the feet should never be overlooked, but heel pain can often be resolved through stretching...

Treating Haglund’s Deformity
... Stretching exercises—can help with a tight Achilles tendon or heel cord Physical therapy Shoe modifications—using orthotics or padding in your shoes may shift pressure off the bony protrusion; choosing shoes with a soft or no back may also be helpful These treatment methods will not reduce the size of the protrusion...

Why is Your Child's Heel Hurting?
...Depending on the cause of the heel growth plate inflammation, the podiatrist may prescribe heel pads to protect the inflamed area, orthotics to correct an arch problem or stretching exercises to loosen the Achilles tendon...

Early Treatment Essential for Capsulitis
...These include: Orthotics—shoe inserts custom designed for your feet can help correct foot structure issues and take the weight off the inflamed ligament and joint Taping and splinting—this will prevent the toe from moving out of place and alleviate pain Stretching—in some cases, a tight calf muscle is the cause of Capsulitis; exercises can stretch the muscle and greatly reduce symptoms Shoe changes—choosing shoes with stiff soles will reduce the pressure on the ball of the foot...

Tracking Down the Source of Muscle Spasms
...One of the more common reasons is working out or participating in a sport and overdoing it or not stretching properly before or after the activity...

Back to School: A Pain in the Foot?
...These include: ice and anti-inflammatory medications for pain, stretching exercises, physical therapy and orthotics...

Heel Pain
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Treating Heel Spurs
... A heel spur is often the result of overstraining foot muscles and ligaments, overstretching the plantar fascia (the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes), and repeatedly tearing the heel bone membrane...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy may include strengthening exercises, soft-tissue massage/mobilization, gait and running re-education, stretching, and ultrasound therapy...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Each subsequent sprain leads to further weakening (or stretching) of the ligaments, resulting in greater instability and the likelihood of developing additional problems in the ankle...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Stretching or physical therapy modalities are sometimes used to promote healing of the inflamed issue...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Stretching...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Haglund's Deformity
... Stretching exercises help relieve tension from the Achilles tendon...

Lisfranc Injuries
...Therefore, when they are weakened through a sprain (a stretching of the ligament), patients experience instability of the joint in the middle of the foot...

Pediatric Flatfoot
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Shin Splints
... This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes...

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