Plantar Fasciitis — Differential Diagnosis

You may think you have Plantar Fasciitis because you have foot pain, but you may actually have one of these conditions: Heel Spurs Heel Spurs are often confused with Plantar Fasciitis as the pain is located in the same area — right below the heel of the foot. The symptoms of Heel Spurs are also ...

The Absolute Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

We’ve already gone over the Plantar Fasciitis treatments you should avoid in our Plantar Fasciitis Myths posts, so now it’s time for the treatments that are actually effective. Rest – If you have Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most important things you can do is rest your foot. This can mean trying to keep the ...

Clubfoot

What is Clubfoot? Clubfoot is a condition present at birth in which one or both feet are twisted inward and downward. The condition can range from mild to severe. Treatment for clubfoot should start several weeks after birth, if possible. Causes While the exact cause of clubfoot is unknown, it is thought to be hereditary. ...

Plantar Fasciitis Myths Part II

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery You do not want to undergo surgery in order to treat your Plantar Fasciitis. Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis involves the removal or “release” of a portion of the Plantar Fascia tissue, as this is what is thought to be causing the pain. You do not want part of your Plantar Fascia to ...

Plantar Fasciitis Myths

Orthotics & Insoles Orthotics and other shoe inserts are often peddled as a treatment, and even cure, for Plantar Fasciitis. They are promoted as providing support for the Plantar Fascia, but they will only make your situation worse. Orthotics and arch support put unneeded upward pressure on your Plantar Fascia, which can cause further damage ...

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis
What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoiditis occurs when the tendons that surround the sesamoid bones in your big toe become irritated and inflamed. The sesamoid bones within the big toe can also be fractured, but this will present with immediate pain, whereas pain caused by Sesamoiditis begins gradually and increases with continued activity. Sesamoiditis is considered a form of ...

Claw Toe

Claw Toe
What is Claw Toe? Claw Toe is a foot deformity that occurs when the bottom part of your toe points up and the top part of your toe curls under, making it look like a claw. Claw Toe is often confused with Hammer Toe, but these are two different conditions. In cases of Claw Toe, ...

Talar Dome Lesion

Talar Dome Lesion
What is a Talar Dome Lesion? A Talar Dome Lesion occurs when the ankle bone and cartilage covering it fail to heal properly following injury. This is also known as an Osteochondral Lesion. Depending on the severity of your Talar Dome Lesion, your cartilage and bone may begin to soften and break off inside your ankle, but signs ...

Taping Applications for Foot Tendonitis

Taping Applications for Foot Tendonitis
Below are examples of taping applications for 4 major types of Foot Tendonitis: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Peroneal Tendonitis and Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. Please keep in mind that these are only examples. There are many different ways to tape an injury. The internet is full of various examples and instructions. An important thing to remember ...

Ganglion Cysts in the Feet

Ganglion Cysts in the Feet
What is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a benign mass of tissue that forms below the skin. They are most likely to develop in the wrist but are also common in the foot. Ganglion cysts can vary from large to small in size, can decrease or increase in size over time, or even ...