Valerie Boyle

Overcoming Knee Pain

With warmer weather right around the corner and the overwhelming feeling to get outside, don’t let a little knee pain stop you! There can be many reasons for knee pain that does not involve the ligaments or meniscus inside the joint. Some of the commons causes are: • Patella tracking dysfunction: the kneecap does not slide or glide in the normal groove of the femur. Normal symptoms are grinding, popping or ache feeling after prolonged sitting (like at the movies). The poor tracking can cause wear and tear of cartilage on the underside of the kneecap and can be...

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Let’s Go Heels: Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Does your foot or heel hurt with the first couple steps in the morning? What about after standing or walking for a long time? Chances are you have plantar fasciitis and physical therapy can help! Plantar Fasciitis is the most common foot condition treated by healthcare providers, and an estimated 2 million Americans will suffer each year. The plantar fascia a thick band of connective tissue (fascia) that runs from the calcaneal tubercle (heel) to the bottom of the toes. It supports the arch of the foot, and during walking it functions during heel rise to allow for plantar...

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