Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101

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 ligament…

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and Home Care It is very likely that on your first appointment to discuss your plantar fasciitis, your podiatrist will recommend some Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and in-home treatment methods. These simple treatments are ones you can perform on your own. After some experimentation, you will likely find the method (or combination of…

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Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

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

Plantar Fasciitis Pittsburgh

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…

Try Walking Off Your Plantar Fasciitis

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.

Before Going to the Podiatrist

What You Need to Know

As much as we use our feet they are commonly one of the most neglected body parts. This is especially true here in Pittsburgh, since the climate often forces feet to be covered in some form of footwear for most of the year. This means that when it is time to go to the podiatrist, you may feel that your feet are unprepared for full attention and focus from professional foot doctors. But this is only one of several myths associated with taking a visit to your local foot doctor specialist in Pittsburgh. With this in mind, here are a few things that you should do, and a few things you shouldn’t worry about before taking a trip to the podiatrist.

Kicking Your Heel Pain

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.