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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 […]

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 important to stay active, what do we do if our feet […]

Dynamics of the Foot and 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 […]

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 […]

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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