Heel Pain 101

Ultrasounds Can Be Helpful in Diagnosing Heel Pain

When people think of ultrasound machines, they typically think of using them to see a baby, but ultrasound machines can actually be used for many different things. 

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About Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Surgery

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body. However, it can still rupture and it can be a very serious injury. 

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Products Recommended For Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be very painful, but there are a few products you can try that may help to relieve your pain. 

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What is the RICE Method?

The RICE method is a method often used for sports injuries, but it can be used any time you are injured and cannot get to a doctor right away.  

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Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still rupture and when it does it is a serious injury. Recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture depends on the severity of the injury, but it can be 6-12 months before some people return to full activity. Some people will never return to their full activity and strength after an injury like this. 

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What Are Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC) Injections?

Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC) injections are a relatively new and expensive procedure that can be used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis and other foot problems. 

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, but it is also the most frequently ruptured tendon. Athletes commonly suffer injuries to the Achilles tendon, such as Achilles tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. 

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Signs and Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still tear and when it does it can be painful and a difficult injury to recover from. It can take 6 to 12 months before some people can return to full activity after an Achilles tendon rupture and some  will never regain their full strength and activity after such an injury. 

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Is Nonsurgical Treatment Better In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures Or Surgical Treatment?

In a meta-analysis published in the December issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, the question of how nonsurgical treatment compares to surgical treatment for an acute ruptured Achilles tendon is addressed and the findings are surprising.  

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