Offering pertinent biomechanical insights, Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, examines the positive effects of stretching for plantar heel pain and the potential consequences of equinus.
While stretching can be an early treatment for plantar fasciitis, Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS, says it is not always appropriate to recommend stretching to heel pain patients and it can cause harm.
Sports Medicine »
Increasing awareness of the benefits of exercise and longer lifespans is leading to more older patients seeking care for musculoskeletal injuries. Older individuals are more prone to overuse injuries and are slower to heal. Despite that, most researchers and clinicians agree that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks. The volume of research on aging is increasingly showing that there are physical, cognitive and psychosocial benefits to remaining physically active as we age.1
Technology In Practice »
Biomechanics and sports medicine have always been of interest to me since I entered podiatry school. After my first year of surgical residency, I was fortunate to do the Biomechanics Fellowship at the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM). Even though the year of my Biomechanics Fellowship was the period of my life when I probably experienced the greatest intellectual growth, I ended the year with more questions than I had answers.
News and Trends »
Can an emerging minimally invasive decompression technique be beneficial for neuromas? A poster abstract presented at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Scientific Conference says the technique holds promise and is less time consuming and cumbersome than an endoscopic technique.
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