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Swelling on Top of Foot: Causes

Swollen, sore feet aren’t unusual, particularly if you’ve had a long, busy day of walking or standing. What if the swelling is mainly on the top of your foot? There are plenty of reasons why this could happen. 

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Ankle  Replacement Surgery

The thought of surgery of any kind can cause feelings of stress and anxiety. Read further to learn facts about the reasons, the basic process, and the desired outcome of ankle replacement surgery. Learning about this process can help provide confidence and reduce anxiety associated with having surgery. 

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Risk Factors for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Jobs that require standing for long hours, such as serving or retail jobs, may increase the risk of TTS. Though anyone can develop TTS at any age, some factors greatly increase the risk of developing the condition. 

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MLS Laser Therapy

MLS laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology. 

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What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis (also known as tendinitis) is the irritation or inflammation of a tendon. A tendon is a cord-like band of tough fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. (Ligaments, which are also similarly made up of collagen, connect bone to bone.)

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Exercises for  Tarsal tunnel syndrome

As symptoms become less painful or easily irritated, strengthening exercises should be done to help prevent problems, including pronation or rolling of the foot, which can worsen symptoms. 

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Retrocalcaneal (Heel) Bursitis

What is it?

A bursa is a fluid filled sack that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, joints and muscles. The Retrocalcaneal Bursa is located on the back of the heel and acts as a lubrication layer between the Achilles Tendon and the bony heel.

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Achilles Tendon Lengthening Surgery

Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee, or to bring relief to chronic pain. This procedure elongates a contracted Achilles tendon by making small cuts on the tendons at the back of the ankle. As the wounds heal, the tendons elongate. 

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What to know about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the posterior tibial nerve, which runs along the inside of the ankle and foot, becomes compressed and damaged, causing inflammation.

The condition, also known as TTS, is usually caused by continual overuse of the foot and ankle, such as occurs with strenuous or prolonged walking, running, standing, or exercising.