Monthly Archives: April 2012

Skin Stem Cells and Achilles Tendinitis

Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 8):
Skin Derived Fibroblasts for the Treatment of Refractory Achilles Tendinosis:
Preliminary Short-Term Results
Achilles tendinitis is a common and sometimes debilitating form of foot and ankle pain. It can be very resistant to treatment. Initially, physical therapy including stretching, eccentric exercises, and modalities can be helpful.

High heels and Ankle Sprains.

Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part Seven):
The Influence of Heel Height on Frontal Plane Ankle Biomechanics: Implications for Lateral Ankle Sprains
The mechanical attributes of your shoes affect the way that you walk. The stiffness, the construction, and the position that your foot is held in within the shoe dictates the amount of motion that is required of your joints, the amount of work that each of your tendons have to do, and the amount of strain of the ligaments that help support your joints.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Midsubstance Achilles Tendinopathy

Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 6):
Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Outcomes Following Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Midsubstance Achilles Tendinopathy
Platelet rich plasma is a preparation that can be made in a clinic or operating room. Blood is taken from a vein and placed in a centrifuge, a device that rotates at high-speed causing the different parts of the blood to separate.