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Foot pain on the “outside” of your foot. 

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One of the most common complaints for foot pain is the result of tendonitis which occurs when a patient compensates from another foot problem. There are two tendons known as the peroneous longus and peroneous brevis which prevent the foot from inverting or turning in when walking. Essentially they are

New Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis Being Studied offered by Dr. Campitelli. 

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The following article discusses a new treatment option that has currently completed Phase 2 trials demonstrating favorable results for patients not responding to traditional conservative treatment.  Dr. Campitelli offers this new treatment option that is available for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciiits which is a simple in-office injection of

Plantar Fasciitis. Is it a heel spur or muscle strain?

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The following article discusses how professional baseball player Addison Russell was sidelined for plantar fasciitis.  What’s interesting is, this is one of the few times that it was actually correctly reported as being a “strained” muscle.  Plantar fasciitis has long been referred to as a heel spur or simply put-

When Should You Wear Minimalist Running Shoes?

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What’s a minimalist shoe?  It’s lightweight,flexible and offers not support. More importantly, it will allow your foot to become stronger the more you wear it and ultimately help in preventing injury. Read this new study which demonstrates how the foot becomes stronger by wearing a minimalist shoe.

Heel pain in a child? Most likely it’s Sever’s disease – Growing Pains.

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Now that fall sports are back in season, I’m seeing a significant increase in children with heel pain that is secondary to a condition called Sever’s Disease. It’s not actually a disease, but an inflammatory condition of the growth plate on the heel bone (calcaneous) medically termed calcaneal apophysitis.  This occur’s

Improve your plantar fasciitis with strengthening exercises. NOT orthotics or shoes.

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Here’s a post from Dr. Nick’s Running Blog that reviews some exercises which can help plantar fasciitis.  It’s important to realize that orthotics and supportive running shoes aren’t always the answer to resolving plantar fasciitis.  Read the follow post on my running blog that explains how strengthening the foot far

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