Plantar Fasciitis

Fascia is the name given to the “scaffolding” of the body. It is present under your skin, holding muscles together, suspending organs, giving your body it’s unique shape. It is thickest under your foot and also acts like a “bowstring” connecting your heel to the front of your foot thereby creating an arch. Sometimes it can get inflamed and this is called plantar fasciitis.

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Tags: Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Feet, Fascia, Muscles, Ankle Sprain or Strain, Fallen Arches, Muscle sprain or strain, Sports Injuries

Rupture of the Achilles Tendon

The Achilles is the tendon that joins the calf muscles to the heel. When the calf muscle contracts it pulls on the Achilles tendon and this points the toes down. A rupture happens when too much pull is put on the tendon by the calf muscle. This happens because the calf muscle is a strong muscle and the foot when it “pushes off” exerts a lot of pressure.

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Tags: rupture, Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Feet, Tendons, Ankle Sprain or Strain, Muscle sprain or strain, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

Fracture - Ankle / Foot

A fracture is another name for a break in the bone. There are 26 bones in each foot. The ability of the broken bone to move must be severely limited in order for your fracture to heal, and often a plaster cast is required to achieve this. As with most broken bones, once held immobile in a rigid plaster, the bone is capable of healing itself. In the case of a severe blow and fracture, it is likely that you will suffer additional damage.

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Tags: Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Ankle, Feet, Ankle Sprain or Strain

Torn Muscle - Muscle Tears, Lower Limb

Your muscles are made of fibres resembling “threads” wrapped in “cling film”. A muscle tear happens when these “threads” are stretched too much and break. As they break, the severed ends spring back and curl up. This space is then filled with blood which causes the discoloration that appears as bruising after a day or so. Muscles can tear for many reasons, lack of proper warm-up, over stretching, weakness from a previous injury or poor repair, over tired, tense or cold muscles damage more easily.

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Tags: Whole Body, Neck & Shoulder, Muscles, rupture, Neck / Shoulder problems

Tendinitis

Tendinitis is an overuse injury that develops gradually. Tendon attaches muscle to bone and is the focus for the “pull” of the muscle. What happens is that the muscle pulls part of the tendon away from the bone and the attachment point (or focus) becomes frayed and sore. Tendinitis is most common at the sites of the strongest muscles.

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Tags: Shoulder, Legs, Feet, Tendons, Muscles, Dislocation, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries, Stress related conditions, Tendinitis

Rupture of the Tendon, Lower Limb

Tendon attaches muscle to bone and is the focus for the “pull” of the muscle. When you damage a tendon the muscle pulls part of the tendon away from the bone and the attachment point becomes frayed and sore. In the case of a rupture the tendon becomes completely detached from the bone and you can no longer move the joint.

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Tags: Lower Body, Legs, Ankle, Feet, Tendons, rupture -, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

Referred Pain

Referred pain is pain that is felt at a distance from its source. Referred pain in the ankle may be coming from your back. If for example, you have a prolapsed disc which is pressing on the sciatic nerve the pain can be transmitted along the nerve and be felt anywhere along its path. The further the point of pain from the source the greater the level of damage to the nerve.

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Tags: Whole Body, Neck & Shoulder, Back pain, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries, Whiplash

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition that causes the body to attack itself. The lining of the joints is the first to be affected becoming hot and swollen, with the protective coverings of the joints and ligaments being worn down. Usually, a number of joints are involved at the same time; most likely to suffer are the smaller joints: hands, wrists, feet, knees and elbows. It can also affect other parts of the body, including the heart. Nobody is sure what causes the disease, but it often comes in phases that can ease up after a few months or years.

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Gouty Arthritis

Our well-being and health depends on our ability to eat and process food efficiently. When part of this breaks down sickness can result. Gout happens as a result of the body not being able to properly dispose of, or when it makes too much uric acid. The gout comes on suddenly, often at night and you might feel excruciating throbbing pain in the affected joints.

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