Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Running Advice
... If you have a tight iliotibial band, there may be some relief from stretching out the tissue: Stretch #1: From a standing position, cross the injured leg behind the uninjured leg...

All About Ankle Pain
...Swimming is good, followed by stretching...

ESWT
...All subjects were provided with a forearm-stretching program...

Heel Pain
..." Heel spurs result from strain on the muscles and ligaments of the foot, by stretching of the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot, and by repeated tearing away of the lining or membrane that covers the heel bone...

FAQ
... Stretching Exercises What is the most common condition that a podiatrist treats...

Heel Pain
...Other treatments include ice, anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injection therapy, stretching, night splinting, physical therapy, and orthotics...

Patient Testimonial Transcripts
...I had pain for a year and we tried 2 cortisone injections, a night splint, stretching, and an arch support and I was still in pain...

Dr. Wellens and Dr. Ortiz Discuss Heel Pain
...Therefore, Rem, what we recommend is before people stand up and experience all this pain, they can stretch, and there are very specific stretching exercises for the condition that can alleviate a lot of that initial pain with the first step...

Achilles Tendonitis
... Starting up too quickly after a layoff in exercise or sports activity, without adequately stretching and warming up the foot...

IT Band Syndrome
...  If you have a tight iliotibial band, there may be some relief from stretching out the tissue: Stretch #1: From a standing position, cross the injured leg behind the uninjured leg...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy may include strengthening exercises, soft-tissue massage/mobilization, gait and running re-education, stretching, and ultrasound therapy...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Each subsequent sprain leads to further weakening (or stretching) of the ligaments, resulting in greater instability and the likelihood of developing additional problems in the ankle...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Stretching or physical therapy modalities are sometimes used to promote healing of the inflamed issue...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Stretching...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Haglund's Deformity
... Stretching exercises help relieve tension from the Achilles tendon...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Lisfranc Injuries
...Therefore, when they are weakened through a sprain (a stretching of the ligament), patients experience instability of the joint in the middle of the foot...

Pediatric Flatfoot
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Shin Splints
... This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes...