Heel Bursitis

Monday, September 14th, 2009

What is Heel Bursitis?

The bursas are small fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between the bones, tendons, muscles and joints of the body.  There are many bursas throughout the body.

Bursitis is simply inflammation of the bursa.  In heel bursitis, the bursa separating the Achilles tendon from the joints, bones or the muscles of the lower foot are inflamed.
bursitis

What Are the Symptoms of Heel Bursitis?

The symptoms include localized pain and/or stiffness in the back of the foot … Read the Full Article

Foot Corns & Calluses

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

What Are Foot Corns & Calluses?

Foot corns & calluses are among the most common problems that people have with their feet.  A callus is a toughened area composed of dead skin, making it thicker than the surrounding tissue.  A corn is a callus that has a specific shape, which is something like an ellipse.
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A callus is usually white in color and resembles a hardened blister.  A corn is usually yellow in color and may be either soft or … Read the Full Article

Custom Orthotics

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Orthotics is actually the medical field relating to the design, development, manufacturer or fitting of devices designed to provide additional support or correct imbalances in the muscles or bones of the body.  But, the term “orthotics” is also used to refer to the devices created by those professionals. 

Custom orthotics are devices that are sized to fit a specific person.  When it comes to the feet and lower body, appliances that fall under the heading of … Read the Full Article