Plantar Fasciitis Exercises A common cause for athletes to develop heel and foot problems is that many of us exercise in worn out or ill-fitting shoes. The padding in shoes wear out so it is best to get new shoes every 4 to 6 months depending on how often you use them. You may have…
Preventing Plantar Fasciitis There are some common sense steps that you can take to prevent plantar fasciitis or to stop the condition from progressing if you already suffer from it. Consider the following to help with Preventing Plantar Fasciitis Keep your feet in good shape. Always use shoes with appropriate arch support and heel cushioning.…
Plantar Fasciitis Pittsburgh Things to Keep in Mind Some people develop plantar fasciitis when they start exercising to lose weight. This is particularly common when people over 40 take up jogging. If you suspect that this is the case with you, speak to your healthcare provider. He or she should be able to suggest some…
Home Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101 Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is caused by an inflammation in the heel of the foot. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of heel pain in active men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. It’s primary cause is the inflammation of the thick, weblike…
Plantar fasciitis affects over 5% of the population. That’s 5 million Americans suffering with heel pain
If you wake up in the morning and the first steps of the day are excruciating, if you work on concrete or stand for long periods of time, you may have plantar fasciitis.
Does your heel hurt when you take the first step out of bed in the morning?
Does it take a few minutes of walking around to “stretch out” the bottom of your foot so you can walk with out pain?
In another month childrens sports will be gearing up for another big year. Soccer is in full force. Kids 10-13 especially, since they are growing the most rapidly are prone to heel pain from over use at a higher rate than others..
Heel pain is common among all ages, including kids.
Try Walking Off Your Plantar Fasciitis by Sally Key (personal experience with plantar fasciitis)
It might sound counter intuitive, but walking can actually be the best possible treatment for plantar fasciitis. If you are like me in the past, you might be wondering what is plantar fasciitis. To be honest, I think many of us know what it is but do not know what it is called. Throughout my life I’ve been an active walker and a keen hiker – much preferring to walk across town than drive a car or heaven forbid, take the bus.
If you have heel pain, you’ll need a foot doctor to help you treat the problem so you can get on with the good parts of life. The first step of treatment is to determine what’s wrong. Your foot doctor will ask questions about your pain such as when it started and when it happens most often. They will also do an examination to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. This may include comparing one foot or leg to the other and manipulating your feet, ankles, and legs to determine where and how the pain originates.