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Calcaneal Spur Treatment

Calcaneal Spur

Calcaneal Spur Statistics shows that nearly 2 million people are treated for heel pain annually. One of the common causes of heel pain is a calcaneal spur. What are calcaneal spur? Heel spurs are often caused by stretching of the plantar fascia (the thick fibrous band that forms the arch of your foot to the heel bone), strains on foot muscles, and …

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Bunions

Bunions An average person takes around 3.5 million steps a year. This is why foot problems are so common. A bunion is a foot problem that affects about 1% of the population. Bunions are a modern foot-wear related disease, and rare in populations that don’t wear shoes. Anyone can have a bunion, but they’re more common in women than men. This …

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Bakers Cyst or Popliteal Cyst

Bakers Cyst or Popliteal Cyst What is a Bakers cyst? A Bakers cyst or as it is sometimes called, a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled sac at the back of your knee beneath the popliteus muscle.  Synovial fluid is a clear liquid that circulates through your knee cavities and helps to lubricate the knee joint. In any form of knee …

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Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis What is peroneal tendonitis / tendinosis? Peroneal tendonitis refers to inflammation of the peroneal tendons, while peroneal tendinosis refers to overuse and thickening of the peroneal tendons.  The peroneal tendons are two muscles that originate on the outer bone of your lower leg called your fibula, and insert at adjacent bones of your feet.  The first peroneal muscle is …

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