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Tag: tendon

Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Dr Kevin Yip

Brief Outline of Posterior Tibial Tendinitis Pain along the medial (inner) side of the lower leg, ankle, and foot may be the result of posterior tibial tendinitis. The posterior tibial tendon helps hold the longitudinal arch of the foot, which means there is a level of tension and friction in the tendon. If the arch […]

Triceps Brachii Tendon Rupture

Dr Kevin Yip

Brief Outline of Triceps Brachii Tendon Rupture The triceps brachii tendon is located at the back of the upper arm, inserting into the back of the elbow. A direct fall onto an outstretched hand can rupture this tendon (also known as tendon avulsion), through the injury is a fairly uncommon. Weightlifters and football linemen are among the […]

Running Smart

If you new to running, take note of the following to make the most of the sport. The First Step Before you begin any kind of physical activity, it is always good idea to consult a doctor first. “If you are old than 40-years-old and have not engaged in exercise for some time, it is […]

Run For Your Life

Whether to keep fit or training to raise funds for charity in a marathon, there are many reasons why you should put on your running shoes and go the distance. Running as a sport is a rewarding pursuit for both mind and body. On top of keeping you fit and healthy, the simple act of […]

Achilles Tendinitis (Heel Cord Pain)

March 10, 2010
Dr Kevin Yip

WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDINITIS? Achilles tendinitis is a syndrome of irritation of the Achilles tendon in the ankle. The Achilles tendon is the large tendon in the back of the ankle that inserts into the heel bone. When individuals overuse their Achilles tendon it becomes irritated and inflamed. This inflammation can cause pain and swelling. […]

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