Foot and Ankle Pain

A collection of posts regarding knee pain and physical therapy aides.

How to Strengthen the Tibialis Posterior: A Helpful Guide

How to Strengthen the Tibialis Posterior

The body is a complex arrangement of muscles, tendons, and joints. Repetitive stress can play a wicked toll upon any number of these structures, causing pain that is limiting and frustrating. Runners know this all too well!  The Tibialis Posterior is a muscle that plays an important role in maintaining a healthy arch and stable …

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5 Great Exercises to Strengthen the Soleus: What, Why, and How

5 Great Exercises to Strengthen the Soleus Muscle

One of the most underrated muscles in the body is the Soleus. The Soleus is a deep muscle in the calf that plays an important role in stabilizing the ankle and keeping our bodies upright and is the most active muscle during running. It’s often overlooked, but it’s critical to keep this muscle strong if …

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Ankle Strengthening Exercises: The Best Exercises for a Strong Ankle

Ankle Strengthening Exercises The Best Exercises for a Strong Ankle

Your ankle is one of the most important joints in your body. It plays a crucial role in movement, stability, and locomotion to keep us moving forward. One of the most critical ways to protect the ankle and keep it healthy is by performing strengthening exercises. The stronger that the ankle is, the less likely …

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How to Improve Ankle Stiffness and Increase Ankle Dorsiflexion

How To Improve Ankle Stiffness And Increase Ankle Dorsiflexion

Ankle stiffness is a common problem that often doesn’t get seem to noticed until the stiffness starts to impact daily activities or it’s affecting recovery after surgery. Most people never realize how stiff their ankles have become until it’s progressed to a point of pain or limited ability. Limited ankle dorsiflexion (bending the ankle up …

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Sever’s Disease and The Best Brace for Adolescent Heel Pain

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The Best Brace for Sever’s Disease Sever’s Disease is a common injury in adolescents and kids as they start to mature. The pain is located in the heel or the Achilles Tendon region and will limit activity and play in most kids. The use of a brace for Sever’s Disease can help when it comes …

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Heel Lift: The Best Heel Lifts for Foot and Ankle Pain

Best Heel Lifts for Achilles and Foot Pain

Foot pain stemming from an injury, overwork, or overuse is a common and debilitating symptom for many people. Pain in the heel can prevent you from enjoying a lovely spring day or getting the exercise you need to stay happy and healthy. Many people with this type of foot pain will keep themselves from walking …

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The 5 Best Braces for Ankle Arthritis to Keep You Moving

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Using a brace for ankle Arthritis is a great option. Different types of arthritis act on the body in different ways. But the effects and outcomes of the condition can be very similar. Arthritis is inflammation and degradation within the joints that results in pain, swelling, and stiffness. Arthritis in your ankles is no different. …

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