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Tag: heel spurs

Plantar Fasciitis

February 26, 2013
Foot

Brief Outline of Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an injury to the plantar fascia that connects the heel to the base of the toes. Pain is usually felt in the heel especially upon rising from an extended rest. Walking or running, especially on hard surfaces and with tight calf muscles, makes an athlete more susceptible […]

Heel Spur

February 20, 2013
Foot

Brief Outline of Heel Spur A spur is a hook, or spike of bone, commonly seen on the heel bone (calcaneus). Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis, although they may be seen without it. Spurs can occur in other bones as well. When a tendon or ligament runs over the spur it causes […]

Shockwave Therapy in Singapore- A Realistic Alternative to Surgery

March 15, 2010
Book

DEVELOPMENT OF THE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY Shockwave therapy as a medical application was originally developed as a means for pulverizing kidney stones. Since 1989, it has also been employed with considerable success at university clinics to treat non– or poorly healing bone fractures. Since 1991, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has been employed as an alternative to […]