The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. This tendon is a strong band made of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). The Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles (calf muscles) unite into one band of tissue, which becomes the Achilles tendon at the low end of the calf.
My battle with Morton’s Neuroma started when I made friends with my neighbors who happen to be professional wrestlers. One offered to train me and help me loose weight-which I definitely need- and so I went to our apartment gym with him. In the process of doing a new exercise regime and attempting to impress this giant man with muscles the size of my thighs,
After evaluation and treatment have been established for Morton’s neuroma , your Elite physical therapist will give you handouts for a home exercise program to be done along with your treatments. This will consist of stretches for tight muscles to address muscle imbalances such as: Gastrocneumius stretches, Soleus stretches, forefoot stretches, ankle strengthening exercises with theraband in sitting and sometimes in standing with closed chain exercises to increase standing foot strength and standing foot mechanics.
If you or your doctor suspect Morton’s Neuroma, our physical therapist will evaluate the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan. Is your pain in the ball of your foot? Do you feel like you are standing on a pebble in your shoe? Does it feel like a fold in your sock?
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes.
Which came first for Margie, the Plantar Fasciitis or Morton’s Neuroma? Plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting in pain in the heel and bottom surface of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Mortons Neuroma is a painful condition that affects one or both feet. People say that they feel as though they are standing on a rock caught in their shoe,
Once your case of Plantar Fasciitis has been established and you begin therapy at Elite you will be designated a home exercise program or HEP. An HEP consists of many of the exercises that you are performing in the PT clinic and will be designed to stretch the muscles in the lower leg and along the bottom of the foot.
Upon your initial visit to Elite Physical Therapy, for Plantar Fasciitis, you will be evaluated by one of our skilled Physical Therapists. During your initial evaluation your therapist will ask a series of questions specific to your symptoms in order to determine the proper route of treatment regarding your foot pain. Once it is determined that you have plantar fasciitis you will be given a specific set of exercises and stretches to decrease pain and inflammation and to balance the strength around the supportive structures of the foot.
Plantar Fasciitis- technical
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stabbing pain and inflammation in the heel upon first standing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it is estimated that approximately 10 % of the population will experience plantar fascia pain at some point during their life.
Turf toe is an injury to the base of the big toe. This is commonly caused by a forceful impact with the ground causing the toe to hyper-extend. The common name of turf toe came from the high occurrence of this injury on older artificial turf surfaces. This injury is commonly seen in football,