Tag Archives: plantar fasciitis

Patient Question Friday: What Do You Do For Achilles Tendon Pain?

This question is from Tom, who visits the Valley from New York. He began having Achilles tendon pain when he came here this fall. He was walking a lot, more with more hills than he does at home. He began … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take

Many people with nagging running or other athletic injuries underestimate how long things take to get better sometimes. If we aren’t realistic with healing times, it can lead to a difficult recovery. We chase a “quick fix” that may not … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Gastroc/soleus stretch

There are two primary muscles that make up the “calf.” These are called the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Both of these muscles insert into the heel through the achilles tendon, and when contracted, cause the toes to point. The gastroc … Continue reading

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5 Injuries That Can Be Caused By a Bad Squat.

Last week we talked about the benefits of squatting properly.  We also talked about the importance of squatting well, with an appropriate movement pattern.  One of the common compensations which occurs when people have a poor squat pattern is known … Continue reading

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