Musculoskeletal ProblemsMusculoskeletal Problems

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is an injury that is the result of overuse and degeneration of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the body, connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendinitis often happens when runners suddenly increase the distance or intensity of their runs or workouts. Achilles tendinitis symptoms can appear suddenly or develop over a period of time. The most common and insidious symptom is pain. It can sharp or dull, aching or burning and radiate up or down the extremity. Occasionally you can hear popping at the time of injury or see/feel a bump.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains result in movements that include twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot. These movements cause the ligaments typically on the outside of the ankle to stretch and tear, but this can also occur on the inside of the ankle. Ankle sprains can range from mild to severe, depending on how badly the ligament is damaged and how many ligaments are injured. Proper treatment is required for an ankle sprain in order to avoid long-term complications.


Bunions are a bone deformity that forms at the big toe joint. When your big toe angles in towards your other toes the head of the 1st metatarsal moves outward and sticks out. Bunions can be extremely painful and often are the result of genetics and are aggravated by wearing shoes that do not fit properly. Treatment options depend of the severity of the bunion and the pain associated with it. Nonsurgical treatments may relieve the pressure, but in the event these treatments don’t provide relief a surgical procedure may be recommended.


Contraction at one or both of the joints in the toes can result in either rigid or flexible hammertoe deformities. These deformities can be managed conservatively or depending on symptom severity may require surgical correction.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fascia is the band of tissue that connects your heel bone to toes.  Inflammation of this tissue can be very painful resulting in stabbing pain in the heel especially in the morning.

Shin Splints

Shin splints, clinically called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) are a common injury to runners or people that participate in activities with sudden stops and starts. Pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia) is an indication of shin splints.

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