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Chronic Achilles tendinitis – treatment with a Carbon Graphite Spring Plate
Chronic Achilles tendinitis – treatment with a Carbon Graphite Spring Plate

Chronic Achilles tendonitis – treatment with Spring PlatesAchilles tendon

What’s a Spring Plate got to do with Achilles tendinitis?  Quite a bit, actually.  A Spring Plate changes the gait cycle enough to ‘unload’ the Achilles tendon during gait.  Let’s take a little closer look.

The leg, the ankle and the foot ...

Foot and ankle anatomy
Foot and ankle anatomy

Understanding the anatomy of the foot and ankle

Many of our customers who follow this blog and subscribe to our newsletter are in the medical profession.  We hear from home Foot and ankle anatomyhealth nurses, wound care professionals, students, and physicians. One of our best resources for these health care profession...

Posterior Heel Pain - how to differentiate the symptoms of heel pain
Posterior Heel Pain - how to differentiate the symptoms of heel pain

Posterior heel pain can be hard to diagnose. This article discusses the differences between Achilles tendinitis, insertional Achilles tendinitis and Haglund's deformity. Treatment options are also described.

Five Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated with Heel Lifts
Five Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated with Heel Lifts

How does a heel lift change the function of the foot and ankle? This article explores the effect of a heel lift on foot and ankle function.

Calcaneal Stress Fracture | Differential diagnosis of heel pain
Calcaneal Stress Fracture | Differential diagnosis of heel pain

A stress fracture is a nondisplaced defect in a bone that occurs due to repetitive load or trauma. A calcaneal stress fracture (fracture of the heel bone) is most often the result of a sudden abrupt injury but can occur without a history of trauma.