Category Archives: heel pain

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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Stumped by Snowboots? Fashion May Not Function

Winter Storm Jonas may have spared Chicago, but stepping into the frigid outdoors still requires bundling up. Most of us who’ve braved a Windy City winter know to invest in a puffy, down-filled coat, thick gloves and a warm hat. But what sort of winter boots are best for your feet? While it’s common to …

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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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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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Can Acupuncture Help Heal Heel Pain?

Q: Last fall, I developed heel pain (plantar faciitis,) probably from wearing cheap running shoes on pavement. I had this once before in the same foot, and an X-ray revealed a small heel spur. Since then, I’ve used a night sock to eliminate morning stiffness, while three cortisone shots killed most of the pain. My …

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Is heel pain in kids just a ‘growing pain,’ or a bigger problem?

Q: My 10-year-old godson is pretty active, but has a significant increase in physical activity and running during football season. He’s fine during practices and games, but after he stops running, he has sudden pain in the back of his left ankle, the Achilles tendon area. It’s tender when pressed upon and painful when he …

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Can you walk on a fractured foot?

Hello Dr. George, Recently, I had bad landing while sky diving. Due to very bad weather, I landed backwards and on my heels, now my ankle doesn’t look good. I can walk without any problems, the only pain I have is on heel when I try to move my foot downwards and upwards. Maybe you …

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