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Association between Plantar Fasciitis and Isolated Contracture of the Gastrocnemius

Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 3):
Association between Plantar Fasciitis and Isolated Contracture of the Gastrocnemius
My book, The Whole Foot Book, is focused on the nonoperative treatment of foot pain. One of my main tenets is that many common chronic foot pains are caused and can be treated by correcting overloading of the forefoot.

Non-Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy Treated with Gastrocnemius Lengthening

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.