Achilles tendonopathy is a common overuse injury that results from things like walking, running and jumping. Achilles tendonopathy often results in pain, scar tissue formation and degeneration of Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the plantaris, gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneous. Risk factors for tendinopathy include overuse, abnormal calcaneal alignment, history of injury and obesity.
Ankle sprains are a common injury in young and old adults. In young adults the ankle sprain usually occurs when they jump or step on another persons foot. An ankle sprain can be an inversion or eversion sprain. The most common type of ankle sprain is an inversion sprain to the anterior talo-fibular ligament. In older adults ankle sprains usually occur when a person is walking on uneven surfaces. Risk factors for ankle sprains include previous ankle sprains, poor balance, agility sports, ankle abnormalities and forefoot abnormalities.
Are you experiencing heel pain that limits your ability to walk and stand?
It could be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common foot condition treated by medical providers and occurs in about 10% of the population over the course of a lifetime. The heel pain is usually felt with the initial steps in the morning or after prolonged inactivity. The risk factors for plantar fasciitis include...