Foot Injuries

Introduction to Foot Injuries
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Foot injuries are extremely common, especially in the running/triathlon and dance community.  We have been serving these at communities Kinetic Health for almost 30 years. Over this time we have developed very specific protocols that can help you resolve your foot condition,  including Plantar Fasciitis, which Dr. Abelson wrote a book specifically designed to resolve.

 

Read our articles, to get a better understanding of our examination procedures, treatment techniques, and our exercise recommendations. Our articles include full video demonstrations that depict exactly what procedures we use in clinical our practice to resolve you condition.

 
 
 
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Bunions - A Burning Pain! 

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Bunions are a common foot problem that affects the joint at the base of the big toe.  My recommendation is always to first try conservative care and exercise before considering surgery. In the majority of cases I have seen patients reduce their pain, increase their mobility, and vastly improve their overall function.

Plantar Fascia - Achilles Tendon Connection

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

This important anatomical connection impacts both biomechanics and force generation. As you will discover, any tension within the Achilles Tendon (and associated calf muscles) soon has an effect upon the Plantar Fascia.

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Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

For a complete resolution of Plantar Fasciitis, it is important to use the correct combination of exercises. There are four important types of exercises you must include to address Plantar Fasciitis: stretching, myofascial release, strengthening, and balance.

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The Plantar Fascia - What Does it Do? 

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Basically, the Plantar Fascia acts as a shock absorber that supports the arch of the foot. It also acts as a propulsion mechanism to drive the body forward. One of the easiest ways to understand these functions is to compare the Plantar Fascia to a Windlass Mechanism.

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Toes Are Important - Especially Your Big Toe

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

You have a lot of bones in your toes, 14 of them in each foot to be exact. Although they are all important, the bones of your big toe are especially important. The big toe plays a critical role in both shock absorption and propulsion.

 
 

Expect & Receive The Best Possible Care

At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 

 

Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.

 

We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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