Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heel pain: To jab or not to jab?

New La Trobe University research has found cheaper orthotics might prevent the need for steroid injections for plantar fasciitis—a condition causing heel pain that affects one in 10 people aged over 50.

Surgery

Diagnosing and treating compartment syndrome in athletes

Each of our arms and legs have compartments that contain muscles and nerves which are surrounded by tough walls of tissue called fascia. When we experience an injury or overuse muscles, these compartments can fill with fluid ...

Health

Summer shoes may be orthopedically unsound

If you're getting ready to show off your toes in summer sandals, make sure those shoes aren't a flop in terms of the support they provide, says an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plantar fasciitis? Stretching seems to do the trick

According to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results ...