The Orthofeet Blog — Achilles tendinitis

Common Foot Problems in Your 50s and Beyond

Oct 22 2018 Tags: Achilles Tendinitis, Arthritis, bunions, Gout, hammer toes, Heel Pain, Morton’s Neuroma, Osteoarthritis, Parakeratosis

Foot problems are a natural part of the aging process. They arise from the normal daily wear and tear of joints as well as thinning skin that becomes more fragile due to dryness and a loss of elasticity. We typically begin to see foot problems in our 40s and 50s, with some of the problems getting more severe or numerous as we age. Below is a list of the most common foot problems seen when we age, as well as a look at some treatment options for each condition. 1. Arthritis:  Arthritis is often a reality of aging. Osteoarthritis is what we think...

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Achilles Tendon Pain - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Jun 04 2018 Tags: Achilles tendinitis, Achilles tendon, Haglund’s deformity, Insertional Achilles tendonitis, Non-insertional Achilles tendonitis

What is Achilles tendinitis? Achilles tendinitis is painful and fairly common condition caused from inflammation, irritation or degeneration of the Achilles tendon - the large tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg. Are there different types of Achilles tendinitis? There are two types of Achilles tendonitis: insertional and non-insertional. Insertional Achilles tendonitis affects the lower portion of the Achilles tendon, where it attaches to the heel. Small tears and swelling are typical of this type of Achilles tendonitis and it is common in people with a Haglund’s deformity, a foot condition where the back of the heel...

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