You’ve probably heard the name “Achilles” if you’ve ever studied Greek mythology. According to myth, Achilles was a legendary warrior in Agamemnon’s army during the Trojan War. He was known far and wide for his good looks and bravery.
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As an average person, you take 5,000 to 7,000 steps every day. So it's not surprising that ankle pain is one of the most common medical complaints. Since your ankles are subject to so much stress, ligaments, joints, and tendons will all have problems that lead to pain.
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Suffering from plantar fascitis? Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick tissue, or fascia, that runs along the bottom of the foot. It is very common among distance runners with chronically tight musculature and connective tissue of the legs and feet, people without proper arch support, or people with a muscular imbalance in the hips or pelvis.
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Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon; tendons are thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis can be the result of overuse of a tendon, from a foot or ankle injury such as a ligament sprain, or repetitive friction on the tendon including a shoe rubbing on a tendon.
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Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs from the buildup of uric acid in the tissues, tendons or a joint, causing an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness and swelling usually in a big toe. It most frequently affects the big toe, but can also occur in other joints, tendons and tissues of the body as well, including the ankles, knees, hands and wrists.
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Approximately 2 million individuals in the U.S. are treated for plantar fasciitis every year, which is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. This condition occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot becomes irritated and inflamed.
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