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Could Achilles Tendinitis Be Causing My Heel Pain?

Could Achilles Tendinitis Be Causing My Heel Pain?

The Achilles tendon is a vital part of the lower leg that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. Most of us take the tendon for granted and happily walk around without giving it a second thought. Sometimes, however, this trusty tendon can become strained,...

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What Was That Popping Noise in the Back of Your Heel?

What Was That Popping Noise in the Back of Your Heel?

Your Achilles tendons are strong bands of fibrous tissue connecting your calf muscles to the heel bones (calcaneus). These valuable tendons play an essential role in walking and running—since they enable you to raise your heel off the ground—and are activated to at...

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Everything to Know About Plantar Warts

Everything to Know About Plantar Warts

The mere thought of having a wart can be enough to make most peoples’ skin crawl, but these growths are actually rather common and often harmless. Plantar warts are named as such because they are found on the feet, typically in areas that experience pressure. Learning...

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Understanding Big Toe Pain

Understanding Big Toe Pain

Until there’s a problem, you probably don’t think too often about how much you actually rely on your big toes. When an issue does develop—especially if it’s an injury or condition causing painful symptoms— it becomes rather obvious that you use this specific area of...

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Biomechanics and Foot Problems

Biomechanics and Foot Problems

When we discuss the human body, and how it’s structured and moves, we often use the term “biomechanics.” That might sound very technical, but it’s easy to understand if you break the word down into its two parts – bio (“life”) and mechanics (“movement”). Put even more...

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Eating Habits to Help with Gout

Eating Habits to Help with Gout

It’s widely debated as to what actually constitutes the start of the holiday season. You may have your own opinion—and we’ll certainly respect it—but Halloween makes sense as a good starting point. Sure, most months have holidays, but the late fall and early winter...

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Recovering from Foot or Ankle Surgery

Recovering from Foot or Ankle Surgery

Our first step in treating any foot or ankle injury or condition—after we have gone through the process of carefully diagnosing it—is to develop a treatment plan to resolve it. In doing so, we take the time to determine which nonsurgical options might be the right...

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Are Custom Orthotics Really Better than Store Bought Insoles

Are Custom Orthotics Really Better than Store Bought Insoles

One of the top options we have to help our patients overcome painful conditions is orthotic therapy. This particular treatment uses versatile devices to address many different types of lower limb issues. Given that orthotics are inserted into a patient’s shoes, it’s a...

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An Intro to Black Toenails

An Intro to Black Toenails

If your New Year’s resolutions included taking up running, you may want to consider connecting with the Plano Pacers (if you haven’t already done so). This local running club has over 700 members and hosts monthly races, which makes it an invaluable resource to find...

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