Posts Categorized: Achilles Injury

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Now Offered by Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld MD

(PRLEAP.COM) LOUISVILLE, KY- (October 26, 2016) – Louisville sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at her office in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to introduce patients to a new and innovative form of pain relief. Over the past several years, a number of research studies have validated the benefits… Read more »

Achilles Injury and Genetics

If you’ve ever had an Achilles injury, you know how painful these can be. Oftentimes Achilles injuries are accompanied by extreme pain shooting through the back of the foot and heel, tenderness and swelling. Stiffness, loss of mobility and sometimes popping noises are also typical if you’ve torn or ruptured your Achilles tendon. This springy… Read more »

Achilles Tendon Rupture

What Gender is more likely to experience an Achilles Tendon Rupture? When it comes to an Achilles tendon injury, men are more likely than women to tear their Achilles tendon. It is important to note, though, that the Achilles tendon rupture rate is increasing for both men and women. The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in… Read more »

Heel Pain Causes – Is It Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis and Other Common Heel Pain Causes Some of the most common causes of heel pain are: plantar fasciitis / heel spurs (also known as plantar fasciitis), calcaneal stress fracture, achilles tendinitis, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Follow along to learn more about identifying the cause of your heel pain, along with common treatment recommendations for… Read more »

Common Running Injuries Plaguing Runners

If you are an experienced runner gearing up for a fall race, or new to the sport and hoping to build up your mileage, learning about common running injuries is an important way to get thinking about injury prevention. A team of researchers led by Dr. Alexandre Dias Lopes and colleagues published study results about major musculoskeletal injuries… Read more »