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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 […]

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

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 of foot pain while skiing by pinching, rubbing or allowing […]

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 time. […]

Hot Foot? Douse the Flames for Good!

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 […]

Do flat shoes help treat plantar fasciitis?

Among the most effective treatments for heel pain is stretching, especially the posterior c compartment which includes the Achilles tendon, hamstrings, soleus and gastrocnemius muscles. Unfortunately even five minutes of stretching several times a day isn’t likely to have much impact over the course of a full day of walking with your heels elevated 12 mm or more. […]

How Should I Stretch to Treat my Plantar Fasciitis?

The most effective stretches involve the back of the leg and the best stretch will come from wearing shoes with no or little heel rise instead of short duration stretching. Altra Zero Drop shoes and Birkenstocks are best.

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