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Plantar Fasciitis Print

Plantar Fasciitis, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 1Heel pain is a common complaint in both the athletic and non-athletic populations. Causes of pain include stress fractures, S1 radiculopathy (nerve compression in the back) and nerve entrapment syndromes. However, one of the most common causes of heel pain is inflammation of the plantar fascia, plantar fasciitis.

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Muscle Injury Print

Muscle Injury, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports MedicineMuscle tissue makes up approximately 40% of the body weight of the average person. It is the contraction of muscular tissue that allows our joints to move. Muscle tissue is composed of many fibers, which in turn are composed of many sarcomeres. The sarcomere is the smallest contractile unit, and it is through the contraction of countless numbers of these tiny contractile units that contraction of the muscle occurs.

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