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Few things to know about your heel pain

November 03 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is heel pain? What causes your heel pain? Heel pain could be from any reason either your inflamed plantar fascia causing plantar fasciitis or any abnormal bony growth causing heel spurs. To get in further details plantar fasciitis is an irritation and inflammation to the tissue that runs at the bottom of the foot extending from the heel to the toes, causing heel pain. It supports the arch of the foot which helps in shock absorption. On other side, heel spur is when a bony outgrowth forms on the heel, which causes heel pain while walking and standing. What are the causes of heel pain? Causes are not limited to high and low arches causing irritation to the plantar fascia with running, jogging, playing any sports, prolonged standing and walking. Also, any strain or tear to the fascia. As a result, if this condition is…

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Golfers elbow

May 30 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Golfers elbow Golfers elbow is the overuse injury to the wrist flexor muscles. The muscles travel from the inside of the elbow leading to pain with resisted wrist flexion and resisted pronation of the forearm. The cause of the Golfers elbow is repeated wrist bending, improper lifting, throwing and swinging movements. People involved in racquet sports, using tools as screwdrivers and working on computers are usually affected. Symptoms Symptoms include pain and tenderness around the inside of the elbow. They often also include pain with making a fist, stiffness of the elbow, and a weakened grip with downward movement of the forearm. Pain typically gets worse with a tight fist and picking things up with the wrist in a bent position. Check out this article for more information about Golfers elbow. Diagnosis The condition is usually diagnosed through special tests such as wrist flexion against resistance. Differential diagnosis from other…

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Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga

September 22 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga Foot Pain Management Mississauga Pain in the foot can result from a sprain of a ligament. It can come from inflammation of a tendon or bony changes from arthritis. It can also come from dropped arches or irritation of the plantar fascia. These are just some of the reasons that a person can develop foot pain. The anatomy of the foot can make this body part a difficult one to treat well. The key lies in diagnosing the source of the pain correctly. A Registered Physiotherapist Mississauga has the knowledge and expertise to get this information from the assessment. Foot pain Management Mississauga: Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga of course depends on the injury. It usually consists of modalities for pain. It can include hands on Physiotherapy treatment to treat the pain and stiffness. This is followed by an exercise program that includes a stretching and strengthening program to…

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Plantar Fasciitis

February 27 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Plantar fasciitis The plantar fascia is the band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. The main function of this Fascia is to support the arch of your foot. Any strain to the plantar fascia will make it weak, swollen, and irritated. This results in the bottom of your foot hurting when you stand or walk. Some of the causes of plantar fasciitis are: high arches or flat feet, prolonged walking, standing, or running for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces. Plantar fasciitis can also be caused by shoes that don’t fit well, tight calf muscles or being overweight. Plantar fasciitis is also common with athletes. Treatment recommended: In order to decrease these symptoms, try to give the feet adequate rest by reducing the activities that cause your foot to hurt. Walking on hard surfaces should be avoided. Talk to your physiotherapist today. They…

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