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Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

December 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy Have you ever said, “My feet are hurting me so bad”? Now, this normal response could come from a variety of disorders or conditions from standing on your feet all day for family events to a more obvious reason like falling from a ladder and landing directly on heels (if…

Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is typically considered to be pain of the bottom of the foot due to irritation of the dense tissue that lines the bottom of the foot. Connective tissue helps to add stability to the structure of the foot and provide support during load bearing (walking). What Are Treatment Options? Controlling…

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Common Foot Problems

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Common Foot Problems

What Are The Common Foot Problems?  Running, jumping, walking and climbing can all wreak havoc on our feet, causing many problems ranging from inflammation or infection to injuries of bones, ligaments and muscles. Three of the biggest risk factors include diabetes, aging and improper shoes. The most common foot problems that people experience are: Athlete’s…

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Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

Foot Orthotics Overview Mechanical or anatomic abnormalities can cause a combination of foot problems. These may affect the ankle, or other joints including the same sided knee, hip and even the lower back Occasionally the altered mechanics of the of the lower extremity at the ankle, or altered positions of the anatomic structures of the…

Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

Foot Pain Overview The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals) and the joints of the five digit or toes. There are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. All joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot function as the joint movers. Traumatic…

Heel Spur Treatment

Heel Spur Treatments

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Heel Spur Treatments

So what’s a heel spur and what can you do about it? The large bone which comprises the back of the foot is called the calcaneous. The underside of the foot is comprised of soft tissue or plantar fascia. During the walking phase ( 70 % load) or running ( 60 % load) phase multiple…

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Heel Spur Pain

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Heel Spur Pain

What is Heel Spur Pain? Heel spurs are often painless; however, when they cause pain, it can be debilitating. It is typically due to an overgrowth of calcium deposit underneath the heel. It can be attributed to micro trauma over a long period of time. Risk factors can include: Excess weight Poor walking mechanics Strain…

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Bone Spur Heel

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Bone Spur Heel

Bone Spur Heel A bone spur of the heel is a calcium deposit appearing as a bony protrusion. Bone spurs may or may not cause heel pain but often appear with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to…