Toe injuries

Swelling of the MTP joint on the big toe....

in Toe injuries

I ran my first marathon a few months ago and a month later I noticed that the joint connecting my big toe to my foot was swollen and a little tender. I iced it for a few days and continued walking and playing sports on it (basketball/tennis). It was bothering me again a couple months... MORE

Growing Pain

in Foot Injuries, Hip injuries, Toe injuries

Vague foot pain in children may be harmless, but it can indicate bigger problems, as David Baker and Deborah Eastwood explain. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Growing pains in children are usually associated with knees and hips, covered in part I of this survey (SIB 52). However, a variety of practitioners will see children in their clinics complaining of... MORE

Understanding the basics of plantar fasciitis and the exercises...

in Basketball injuries, Foot Injuries, Metatarsalgia, Plantar fasciitis, Running injuries, Tennis injuries, Toe injuries

Getting the right plantar fasciitis exercise is imperative to ensure the injury doesn’t continue to affect performance. If not given the attention it needs, plantar fasciitis can flair up long after an athlete thinks they’ve recovered and badly damage training plans and competition aspirations. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] What is plantar fascia? Plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous... MORE

Skin blisters – causes cures and treatments

in Injury prevention, Metatarsalgia, Plantar fasciitis, Skiing injuries, Sports injury treatment, Tennis injuries, Toe injuries

Here’s a commonsense guide to avoiding that plague of all athletes: blisters [adsense:336×280:1772170819] What’s the most common athletic injury? No, in spite of what you may have read elsewhere in SIB, it’s not the sore knee, the sprained ankle, plantar fasciitis, the separated shoulder, the blown hamstring, the aching Achilles tendon, or any of a... MORE

Some tips to beat a swollen Achilles tendon, and...

in Achilles tendinopathy, Foot Injuries, Injury prevention, Mountain Biking Injuries, Sports injury treatment, Toe injuries

A swollen Achilles tendon or consistent pain in the Achilles tendon area is an all too common affliction for athletes the world over. Fortunately, there are a number of good Achilles tendon exercises that can help strengthen the affected area. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] How do you make sure that all of your careful rest and therapy, the... MORE

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