The Achilles tendon is the long band of tissue that connects the leg’s calf muscle to the heel bone. It is also referred to as the calcaneal tendon, since the scientific name for the heel bone is calcaneus.
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Arteries transport blood from the heart to other parts of the body. The oxygenated and nutrient filled blood is distributed to smaller tubes called arterioles. Capillaries, which are thinner vessels, receive the blood from the arterioles and distribute it to … Read More
Whenever you train for a sport or participate in a sport, your focus is on how to get better and better. In the process, you may forget the strain it could have on your feet and ankles.
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Tendonitis can be a painful condition which is caused by inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It can occur anywhere in the body, but it most commonly occurs in the feet and ankles.
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Flatfeet is a term used to describe feet with minimal to no obvious arches. If you have flatfeet, when you stand, the entire soles of your feet touch the ground instead of part of the foot rising above ground level. … Read More
Bunions are the result of pressure on the joint at base of the big toe. When left untreated, this pressure can cause an unsightly and often painful bump (the bunion) – as well as painful calluses on the skin surrounding … Read More
The foot is made up of 26 bones. With so many bones, and some quite delicate, it can make them vulnerable to injury. In fact, one in every ten bone fractures happen in the foot. Treatment for fractures and the … Read More
Peroneal tendonitis is a condition that develops when the peroneal tendons in your legs are inflamed. It is an overuse injury usually caused by the tendons in the legs rubbing against bone which results in inflammation. As a reaction to … Read More
Bones and joints usually have a protective system called the synovial bursae to prevent simple injuries. These are small sacs filled with lubricating synovial fluid and lined with synovial membrane. The bursa’s job is to protect and cushion the … Read More