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Neuroma (Pinched Nerve)

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Runner with pain due to a neuromaWhat is a Neuroma?

Basically, a neuroma (commonly called a pinched nerve) is a thickening of nerve tissue. A neuroma can form in various areas of the body, but the most common neuroma in the foot is called Morton’s neuroma. This condition is named after the American surgeon Thomas George Morton (1835-1903) who published the first complete description of this particular neuroma. The term intermetatarsal neuroma describes its most common location between the third and fourth toe bones (metatarsals).  Read More

Metatarsalgia

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What is Metatarsalgia?

metatarsal joint painThe structure of your feet is very complicated, and it’s an amazing fact that they contain a quarter of the bones in your entire body. Among these bones are the five long metatarsals that run from the arch to your toes. They are very important bones as they act as shock absorbers when the foot is in motion. The metatarsal head refers to the top of each metatarsal. Pain in the ball of the foot can happen when one or more metatarsal heads becomes inflamed. The pain can be caused by a number of different underlying conditions and is known by the general term of metatarsalgia. Read More

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

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Sharp pains in your arch or inner ankle? Popping sensations? Sore to the touch? These are all signs you might have posterior tibial tendonitis!

ankle posterior tibial tendonitisPosterior tibial tendonitis is a common runner’s injury that can stop you in your tracks and make you wonder if you will ever run pain free again. Never fear though we can help you can back on track, literally! Read More

Peroneal Tendonitis

By | Running

Peroneal Tendonitis Running

Runners expect a certain risk with their sport, such as all athletes do, and they know that there is a chance that they may end up as one of the many injured runners. You expect you might end up with runner’s knee or other common ailment, but sometimes the pain that you are experiencing doesn’t seem to fit any of the usual categories, and a search for similar injuries just doesn’t seem to come up with much. If so, you might have Peroneal Tendonitis. Read More

Frostbite

By | Health & Wellness

Frostbite

FrostbiteWith the bomb cyclone and severe winter temperatures over the weekend, frostbite is definitely something to worry about. But what exactly is frostbite? Here we discuss frostbite symptoms, prevention measures and how to treat frostbite.

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Achilles Tendonitis

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Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis on Runner

For any of these conditions, Stretching, Arch Support and Supportive Shoes are three factors that help prevent and mitigate these injuries.

As mentioned in my post about Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain is one of the most common conditions I treat in my office on a regular basis. One of the causes of heel pain at the back of the heel and running up the ankle is Achilles Tendonitis. Read More

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

By | Running

 Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Runner with Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is one of the most common conditions I treat in my office on a regular basis. The pain can occur at the side, back or bottom of the heel. Runners are especially susceptible to heel pain from overuse. It occurs as a result of pulling or tearing of the ligament that spans from the heel to the forefoot called the plantar fascia. Read More

Friction – Blisters

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Friction – i.e. Blisters

Some of you runners may be familiar with the picture of running a long distance during a race and then starting to feel sharp stinging sensations in your feet. Sometimes the pain can be so severe, you have to stop for a bit, which can be frustrating because it slows you down.  I have personally volunteered in medical tents during races and had to treat some pretty painful blisters. So why do some runners get bad blisters and others don’t? What causes them, how do you treat them, and how can you prevent them from occurring?

Blister on a runners heel Read More

Ingrown Toenails and Other Nail Related Injuries

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Ingrown Toenails and Other Nail Related Injuries

As an avid runner, I know all too well that toenail injuries are likely to occur. I have experienced some of this myself, and after a long race, I usually take off my sneakers to assess the damage. Whether it’s ingrown toenails, hematomas, or other nail deformities, these common injuries are a part of many runners’ lives. As part of the Discussion Series on Running Injuries, here we discuss a few very common toenail injuries. Ingrown Toenails and other Toenail Injuries Read More

Discussion Series on Running Injuries

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Running Injuries Presentation for the FARC

Running Injuries Freehold, NJRecently Dr. Caruso was invited by the Freehold Area Running Club (FARC) to give a presentation on the prevention and treatment of running related foot injuries. It was held immediately after one of their local running events at the Michael J. Tighe Park in Freehold, NJ. It was a great opportunity for the FARC members to directly interact with Dr. Caruso with questions and to share their personal experiences with running injuries. Dr. Caruso is an avid runner herself. It was easy to both share her knowledge as a doctor, and share her own personal experiences with foot injuries she has sustained during running events. Read More