Plantar Fasciitis Illustration

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (FASH-EE-EYE-TISS) is a foot pain condition that gives sharp and severe heel pain on weight bearing. It often has a sudden onset and finds the sufferers limping around on their forefoot as they attempt to take pressure off the heel. Plantar refers to the underneath of the foot, in the same way as palmar does of the hand. Anatomy of the Plantar Area The plantar fascia [...]

Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon

Achilles tendinopathy is a painful condition of the Achilles tendon that relates to its inability to repair itself successfully after repeated stresses or injury. Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury in sports but can also occur in non-sporting activities. This injury is increasing in frequency as more people do both competitive and recreational sport. Achilles tendinopathy is also referred to as Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendinitis and Achilles [...]