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Fitness now is as popular as it ever has been. Since the publication of Chris McDougall’s book, Born to Run, the minimalist running movement has gone from a small fringe of the jogging community to a significant market that has attracted the attention of all sports shoe manufacturers. The supposed benefits of the minimalist running style are many.
Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 2):
Non-Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy Treated with Gastrocnemius Lengthening
Tendinitis of the Achilles tendon is one of the most frequent problems that I see. It can be located either directly above the back of the heel or behind the ankle. When it is behind the ankle, it is often a bulbous lump. Sometimes people are concerned that it may be cancer, but tumors in this area are very rare.
Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 1):
Alcohol Sclerosing Therapy Is Not an Effective Treatment
forInterdigital Neuroma Morton’s neuroma is a commonly diagnosed pain in the front of the foot. This pain is characteristically between the third and fourth toe in the ball of the foot.
An article of mine outlining exploring the causes of plantar fasciitis and traditional and new treatments has been published in the Jounal of Musculoskeletal Medicine and is available on-line. If you have plantar fasciitis or treat people with plantar fasciitis, it may help you put these treatments in perspective.
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