Gavin W. G. Chalmers DPM FACFAS


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a pinching of the tibial nerve, which stretches down the back of the leg to the inner ankle. In this area of the ankle, a complex mix of nerves, muscles, and ligaments meet; this makes the tibial nerve prone to entrapment, or pinching. Symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome include foot pain and…

Rollo de toalla

Para hacer el ejercicio de rollo de toalla: Mientras se encuentra sentado, coloque el pie sobre una toalla en el piso y enrolle la toalla hacia usted con los dedos de los pies. Luego, también con los dedos de los pies, aleje la toalla de usted. Haga que este ejercicio sea más difícil colocando un objeto con peso, como…

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is inflammation of the small fluid-filled sac (bursa) between the back of the heel bone and the Achilles tendon, just above the point where the tendon connects to the bone. The inflammation causes swelling, tenderness, and pain on the back of the foot. Retrocalcaneal bursitis develops gradually…

Plantar Fasciitis: Resuming Your Training

Plantar fasciitis in athletes is often the result of overtraining. You will need to reduce your level of activity. Or you will need to switch to another type of activity that puts less stress on your feet. This, combined with stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and making sure that you have good-quality shoes, will…

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is inflammation of the small fluid-filled sac (bursa) between the back of the heel bone and the Achilles tendon, just above the point where the tendon connects to the bone. The inflammation causes swelling, tenderness, and pain on the back of the foot. Retrocalcaneal bursitis develops gradually…