Tag: heel pain

Plantar fasciitis; Not a foot problem but a spring problem.

Plantar fasciitis; Not a foot problem but a spring problem. If you have had plantar fasciitis, you know the pain, the difficulties walking and if you are an avid runner, it can stop you from running altogether. Many specialists know the condition by name and many podiatrists will typically manage it with foot orthotics, injections and in the worst cases surgeries that often, do not solve the problem (but may alleviate the symptom until it again exacerbates). Physical therapists often will try to strengthen the lower leg muscles, massage them, and even use proprioceptive tape that also may give you Read More »

A new exercise for plantar fasciitis may help you get relief faster says the NY Times

A new exercise for plantar fasciitis may help you get relief faster says the NY Times Plantar fasciitis can be quite frustrating and finding a healthcare provider who understands your problem and can help you get relief can be a challenge. The typical regimens of working on the foot, and ignoring body mechanics above the foot and leg are a fool’s errand. Most doctors recommend stretching and anti-inflammatory medication, which is ineffective but commonplace. Foot orthotics can be helpful in management but the typical person who experiences the problem is built asymmetrically, have core issues and is slamming their feet Read More »