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What is a Sesamoid injury?

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I have a Sesamoid Injury, what does that mean? By definition sesamoid bones are bones that are embedded within a tendon, or the connective tissue linking muscles to bones. The largest example of a sesamoid bone in the human body is your patella which is embedded within the quadriceps tendon. In addition to the patella there are also sesamoid bones present in the thumb, wrist, and foot. 

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Plantar Fasciitis - Dealing With Morning Pain

Monday, December 09, 2013

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning and noticed that you had to take quite a few steps before your foot stopped hurting?  Or feel pain in the heel, like you stepped on a rock?  You may have what is known as Plantar Fasciitis! 

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Don’t Blame the Shoes, Blame the Feet!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

If you’re a Bostonian, don’t check the calendar or the air temperature to see if summer has arrived.  Look down!  When the masses of co-eds turn in their Uggs for flip-flops, you know the seasons have changed. 

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