Category Archives: biomechanics

Post Marathon RECOVERY!

22% of Marathon Runners report some type of injury after their race. While we all know the importance of Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, but what happens days after your injury and the pain is still there? Knowing the difference between normal soreness after an event and an actual injury makes all the difference. TIME is a huge factor in recovery; even …

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Breakthrough Non-Surgical Intervention Once Only Available to Top Athletes is now Affordable & Available to the Public at the AnkleNFootCenters

  PRP and Sound Wave Therapy are one of the newest and non-surgical intervention options for chronic pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, neuroma and tendon ruptures. According to The American Podiatric Association, 40% of all adults will experience heel pain or a heel injury in their lifetime! Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is Using the patient’s own blood plasma that …

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Easy Ways to Avoid Running Injuries

The prevailing attitude of many exercisers is that injuries are a normal part of running, and most injuries just magically appear. “Not so,” says Dr. George Tsatsos, Medical Director of the AnkleNFootCenters.com Clinics in Chicago. “Research clearly shows that the majority of injuries can be tracked to a certain cause—such as over-training—and with little planning …

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What Happens When Heel Pain Won’t Heal? A Podiatrist Can Help.

Question: I am a male-power walker in my mid-60s with symptoms of plantar fasciitis developing in my right foot. To give you some background, I ran for 10 years (I stopped in 1995, but I am familiar with the ailment. As a runner, I had full-blown plantar fasciitis in both feet, for which I sought …

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Get the Support You Need: Choosing the Right Running Shoes

The Doctors and staff at Ankle and Foot Centers are proud to share a blog that was just published on the website trustedchoice.com. It features advice from our chief clinician and surgeon, Dr. Svetlana Zats, about how to pick the right running shoes. The full text of the blog is below. Whether you’re new to …

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Worried about ankle pain leaving you sidelined this spring? Take our tips for sports injury prevention.

After a long winter, the weather has warmed, meaning spring is the perfect time for folks across Chicagoland to be active outdoors. But as the podiatrists at Ankle and Foot Centers know, spring and summer is often the busiest time of year for treating ankle and foot injuries. During the warm months, our doctors everything …

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Do Feet That Turn In Warrant A Trip to the Doctor?

Q: I’m a 20 year old female, and I’ve always had a strange gait. My parents even had me checked out when I was a toddler, but the issue was diagnosed as typical intoeing (where the feet turn inward instead of straight ahead,) so there was nothing to worry about. However, lately my mother noticed …

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Feeling De-feeted When Buying New Running Shoes? Take Our Tips To Heart While Shopping.

Winter is over and spring is ushering in warmer weather, which means more people in Chicagoland are going to get outdoors and get active. As many may know, Chicago has a huge running community. In fact, over 37,000 people participated in the city’s first big running event of the season, the Bank of America Shamrock …

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