Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults and afflicts approximately two million patients per year. The classic symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain that typically is worst with the first several steps in the morning and lessens as the day continues. Individuals often have pain at the beginning of an activity that diminishes or resolves as they warm up.
If you are looking for answers to why you have pain in your foot or your heel hurts, 5280 Cryo will identify the reasons why and provide treatment using our expertise and specialized techniques to help manage your foot pain. Learn more about us.
General symptoms recur after activity and frequently the pain is described as a deep ache or tenderness at the inside front area of the heel. The pain can be accompanied by stiffness, sharp shooting pain, localized inflammation and often becomes most intense at the end of the day.
The plantar fascia is a long thin ligament that lies directly beneath the skin on the bottom of your foot. It connects the heel to the front and supports the arch of your foot. The plantar fascia is designed to absorb the high stresses and strains that we place on our feet. When there is too much pressure, it damages or tears the tissues. The body will naturally respond with swelling. The inflammation results in the heel pain and stiffness you are experiencing.
If left untreated, the bone spurs in the heel can form. Many people with plantar fasciitis have heel spurs. It is important to understand that spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis pain. One out of ten people have heel spurs, however, only five percent or one out of twenty people, with heel spurs experience heel pain. We recommend contacting our office for a thorough examination so we can assist you with your foot pain concerns. Contact us today.
Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon. The band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have a sudden increase in intensity or duration of their runs. It is also common in middle-aged people that play sports like tennis or basketball as a past time or hobby. Chronic tendonitis, without treatment, can lead to tears and ruptures. 5280 Cryo provides cryotherapy and active release techniques that will get you back to your activities whether you are an intense training athlete or play sports on the weekends.
Regardless of how you were injured, Achilles tendonitis is serious and will leave a permanent injury and will reduce your physical performance. We are here to provide the treatment that you need. Not sure if you need to seek treatment? If you have any of these common symptoms, contact us sooner than later.
Pain And Suffering Along The Achilles tendon in the morning
Calf Tightness And Pain
Pain Along The Tendon Or Back Of The Heel That Worsens With Activity
Severe Pain And Swelling The Day After Exercising
Thickening Of The Tendon
Bone Spur Formation in Heel Bone At the Attachment
Swelling That Gets Worse With Activity
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a compression neuropathy and painful foot condition in which the posterior tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel on the inside part of the ankle behind the medial malleolus. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament known as the flexor retinaculum, that protects and maintains the arteries, veins, tendons, and nerve structures that pass through the tunnel space.
Compression to the posterior tibial nerve produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot. Typically, runners will aggravate this condition with overuse to the tibialis posterior and flexor Digitorum Longus muscles as the tendons pass through the tunnel space.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs in the wrist. Both disorders emerge from the compression of a nerve in a confined space. Contact us if you are experiencing any of these common symptoms include:
Tingling, Burning, Or A Sensation Similar To An Electrical Shock
Numbness In Your Feet
Pain, Including Shooting Pain Up The Shin
Shin Splint Like Pains On The Inside Of The Shin Bone
The simplest definition of turg toe is a big toe sprain. It happens when the toe is forcibly bent up into hyperextension, such as when pushing off into a sprint and having the toe get a stuck flat on the ground. This is the typical position of the foot when a turf toe injury occurs. Common tissues injured include the plantar plate under the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP), strains to the flexor Hallucis Longus/Brevis muscles/tendons, or injury to the sesamoid bones in the tendons. Injuries are graded from one to three — mild to severe.
Grade 1 — The plantar complex has been stretched causing pin-point tenderness and slight swelling.
Grade 2 — A partial tearing of the plantar complex causes more widespread tenderness and bruising. Movement of the toe is limited and painful.
Grade 3 — The plantar complex is completely torn causing severe tenderness, severe swelling and bruising. It is difficult and painful to move the big toe.
Foot injuries can be complicated. The foot takes a lot of physical stress with both static standing postures and with physical activity. Running can translate up to 10 times the body’s weight through our feet. Injury overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the foot can cause foot tendonitis.
Over time, chronic tendonitis can lead to arthritic changes in the joints as cartilage damage increases joint erosion. 5280 Cryo will help you resolve your foot pain and tendonitis with an accurate diagnosis with our cryotherapy treatments and other specialized techniques that will help with long term inflammation and retrain the poor biomechanics that causes you foot pain.
Definitely call on us as soon as possible if you have any these commonly reported symptoms:
Pain In The Big Toe With Motion
Mid-foot Arch Pains
Pain Or Burning On Top Of The Foot
Pain With Curling Or Extending Toes
Pain On The Outside Of The Foot That Travels To The Knee
The ligaments of the ankle hold the ankle bones and joint in position. They protect the ankle joint from abnormal movements — especially twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot. A ligament is an elastic structure. Ligaments usually stretch within their limits, returning back to a normal position. When a ligament is forced to stretch beyond its normal range, a sprain occurs. A severe sprain causes the actual tearing of the elastic fibers. The grade of the sprain is determined by the extent of damage to the ligament fibers. The grade of the sprain is determined by the extent of damage to the ligament fibers:
Grade 1 Sprain — Slight stretching and some damage to the fibers (fibrils) of the ligament.
Grade 2 Sprain — Partial tearing of the ligament and abnormal looseness (laxity) of the ankle joint.
Grade 3 — Complete tear of the ligament. This can be determined when we examine your strain, and if we pull or push, most likely you will experience severe pain and instability.
It is very important to get treatment for a sprained ankle to decrease pain and inflammation to prevent lasting effects. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. With the proper diagnosis and treatment, we will get you back to doing the activities you love. We offer cryotherapy, active release techniques, sports therapy, foot orthotics, and more innovative treatments for all your needs. Check out our locations and schedule your appointment today.
We understand that having any of the issues described can take a toll on your wellness and affect your livelihood, especially if you are an intense athlete or just for the love of sports. In order for us to help you, it is important to take the first step of reaching out to us. We will take the time to understand your injury and how it happened. We will define applicable ways of prevention for a repeat injury, and customize your recovery and healing treatment. We provide the best cryo treatment and an array of other specialized services that will benefit your recovery. Each person experiences different pain at different thresholds and we recognize every patient needs their own recovery plan that fits their needs and their lifestyles.
It can be overwhelming to learn and read about the medica terminology; however, we feel that the better you understand what an injury is, what the cause could be, identify the symptoms, and more, the better you are able to communicate the concern you have associated with your pain. Even if you are not sure how you sustained an injury or if there is too much going on with your foot or ankle, rest assured, we will figure it out with you. Scheduling an appointment is the first step for pain-free ankle or foot injuries and recovery! Make the call today!