Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Is plantar fasciitis causing your heel pain?

Do you have heel pain first thing getting out of bed? This is the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis, a micro-tear or inflammation of the plantar fascia typically found at the base of the heel bone. We commonly see plantar fasciitis from extreme tightness in the achilles/calf muscles, a biomechanical issue (extreme flat feet or …

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Foot Related Disorders

Treatment of Foot Related Disorders

Foot related disorders are more common than you might think. In fact, almost all people will experience some foot related problem during their lifetime. That’s why it’s good to understand what foot related disorders you can experience and how to correct them. First, a little about the foot. The foot is a functional unit made …

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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 …

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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 caused by …

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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. …

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Best Stretch for Plantar Fasciitis?

The most effective stretches involve the back of the leg where you’re loosening the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. 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.