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Flat Feet Arch Support

What Causes Flat Feet? The arch on a person’s foot is created by the ligaments and tendons between foot bones to better support a person’s weight when they stand erect.  For most people, their foot arches develop throughout childhood and they live pain free for most of their life. Others, however, never fully develop foot […]

Treatment of Foot Related Disorders

The foot is a functional unit made up of bone, muscle, tendons, nerves and membrane. The structure of the foot has changed very little since prehistoric times. In fact, the development of man’s brain occurred after the development of the foot. Anthropologists believe it was man’s ability to become bipedal (walk on two feet) that […]

Causes of Pain in Foot

“Your Life and Your Feet” by Jeffrey Jacobs, C. Ped At some time in your life, you will have a foot problem. Chances are you have already experienced the impact foot pain can have on your quality of life. While we all know it is essential to stay active, what do we do if our feet […]

What is Metatarsalgia ?

Metatarsalgia is a general term referring to a burning pain or numbness across the ball of the foot and toes. It’s also called “hot foot”. Severe cases can feel like someone is holding a blowtorch to the ball of your foot. The condition is often a result of shoes that are too narrow. It’s also caused […]

Heel Pain: Control Plantar Fasciitis

About Heel Pain by Jeffrey Jacobs, C. Ped Of all foot problems, heel pain among the most common and it can be the most debilitating. Understanding the causes of heel pain can go a long way toward preventing this most uncomfortable condition. Most heel pain is caused by “overuse” This may be excessive weight, increased […]

The Plantar Fasciitis – Common Foot Problems

The plantar fascia is a dense band of fibrous tissue that originates at the ball of the foot and connects at the heel. It stretches and contracts each time the foot is used, and is prone to overuse especially if the arch is not supported by proper footwear. As the fascia micro-tears at its attachment […]

Foot Pain

“Foot Related Sports Injuries” by Jeffrey Jacobs, C. Ped This is the time of year when doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers all roll up their sleeves and brace themselves for the onslaught of sports injuries. Foot and foot related injuries are among the most common of all sports injuries. Since most foot related problems are […]

Spring Skiing: Aching Arches Shadowing Your Fun in the Sun?

Foot pain or Knee pain hold you back from Skiing? Hitting the slopes on a sunny spring day is a favorite for many skiers—who enjoy warmer temperatures and a little sunshine while zipping down slopes. Foot pain, however, can quickly put a damper on your spring skiing fun. Ill-fitting boots are most often the cause […]

Shin Splints: Don’t Give Up Your Morning Jog

  Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), are a common condition in runners and cause throbbing and aching in the lower part of the leg between the knee and the ankle. The pain might strike during your run, after your run or you might just be unlucky enough to feel it all the […]

Are you cyclists suffer from metatarsalgia?

Hot Foot? Douse the Flames for Good! Many cyclists suffer from metatarsalgia or “hot foot” — a burning pain in the ball of the foot that can radiate toward the toes. Severe cases can feel like someone is actually holding a blowtorch to the ball of your foot. Hot foot occurs most often on long […]

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