Types of Injuries

2402, 2015

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis – A Type of Heel Pain

By OPTA|February 24th, 2015|Types of Injuries|2 Comments

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. 2 million Americans are affected by plantar fasciitis each year, with 10% of the population being afflicted at some point in their lifetime. The plantar fascia is a strong connective tissue that connects your heel to your toes. It can become painful and […]

2101, 2015

Reaching the Breaking Point: Ankle Injuries in Dancers

By OPTA|January 21st, 2015|Types of Injuries|1 Comment

Dancers are vulnerable to certain injuries due to the physical demand of their feet and ankles. Landing a jump wrong, rolling an ankle the wrong way, a moment of instability or the constant overuse of the ankles and feet may lead to injury. These injuries can include problems such as Achilles Tendinitis, lateral ankle sprains, […]

1401, 2015

Hip Arthritis in Older Adults

By OPTA|January 14th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis is a frequent type of arthritis in older adults, and can often cause hip pain due to a deterioration of cartilage around the end of the bones where joints are. As this cartilage faces wear and tear, bones in the hip may rub up against each other causing pain in the individual.

For older adults– […]

801, 2015

Running Knee Injuries 101

By OPTA|January 8th, 2015|Types of Injuries|3 Comments

Knee injuries are a common ailment for runners and as such, are often referred to as the “runner’s knee.” However, this common lower body injury can affect any athlete or person who engages in activities that require constant knee bending from walking to sitting, kneeling or squatting. […]