Foot & Ankle

In this section, you can find injury prevention articles relating to common issues with the foot & ankle, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and tight calves.

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5 Exercises To Avoid With Achilles Tendonitis

Are you wondering what activities make Achilles tendonitis worse? Knowing what to avoid when you’re dealing with Achilles tendon pain is just as important to get you feeling better fast.  In this article, I’ll review five exercises to avoid with Achilles tendonitis to stop the roller coaster ride of symptom exacerbation so you can start …

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Why Does My Achilles Feel Tight? (14 Possibilities)

Does your Achilles frequently feel tight or painful? That nagging feeling (especially after you were active) may be trying to tell you something (and the problem may not be just your Achilles). Keep reading to discover some of the most common reasons why your Achilles always feels tight, what you can do about it, and …

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Do Toe Spreaders Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis can be tricky and complex to treat, with different treatments working for different people.  One thing that’s not good for plantar fasciitis is cramped, weak, and inflexible feet.  Enter: toe spreaders. (No, not the awkward, uncomfortable pedicure kind.) Can this small gadget help plantar fasciitis? Let’s find out.  PS – Don’t miss Surprising Reasons …

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Fascia Scraping For Plantar Fasciitis (Recover Faster)

Do you feel like you’ve tried every treatment in the book for your plantar fasciitis without success? This annoying heel pain affects approximately 2 million people per year and has long been known as a painful and tricky injury to treat.  Take a look at fascia scraping for plantar fasciitis and how it can improve …

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Here’s Why Your Plantar Fasciitis Won’t Go Away

Tired of plantar fasciitis feeling like a knife driving through your foot with every step? Then this article is for you. Plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people per year and has long been known as a painful and tricky injury to treat.  There’s a laundry list of first-line treatment tactics, but what happens when …

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11 Signs You’re Wearing Bad Shoes For Your Workout

Are you wearing the best workout shoes for your feet? With 26 bones, 33 joints, and 100+ ligaments, tendons, and muscles combined, the foot provides a stable base and absorbs sensory input for the body to make good decisions about movement. That kind of complexity is precisely why you shouldn’t just slap any old pair …

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