Archive for October, 2012


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is performed by using shockwaves to treat localized musculoskeletal pain. A shockwave is a very intense, and very brief, wave of energy that travels faster than the speed of sound; the idea of using this type of energy burst to treat musculoskeletal pain was introduced in Europe in the early [...]

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The Role of Orthotics in Treating Heel Spurs and Heel Pain

One of the primary resources in the treatment of heel spurs and heel pain is the use of orthotic devices, which help correct faulty mechanical manoeuvres in the lower body that often lead to this type of discomfort. They are an easy, non-invasive way to correct sub-par foot function and treat conditions such as heel [...]

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Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)

Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat stubborn cases of plantar fasciitis that have failed to respond to standard conservative treatment methods. This procedure essentially releases the proximal medial aspect of the fascia in order to relieve tensions within the musculature of the foot. Because of the techniques used endoscopic [...]

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Sever’s Disease Or Severs Heel

Sever’s disease is frequently the source of heel pain in children between 9 and 14 years of age. This painful affliction is caused by inflammation of the growth plate found in the heel of the foot, which refers to the area on the developing bone where cartilage cells eventually become bone cells with time. During [...]

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Cortisone Injections for Plantar Fasciitis

  Cortisone injections for plantar fasciitis become a treatment option when conservative management of the condition is unsuccessful. When evaluating the effectiveness of a conservative treatment plan it’s important to note that multiple treatments applied within the same time frame have a much higher success rate than treatments that have been implemented one after the [...]

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