Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis
What is “Proper Footwear”? When it comes to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis, one of the top recommendations is proper footwear…but what does this mean? First of all, not everyone with Plantar Fasciitis will have the same needs when it comes to footwear, but something that everyone should do is ensure that their footwear actually fits. Shoes ...

Plantar Fasciosis

Plantar Fasciosis
What is Plantar Fasciosis? Plantar Fasciosis (also known as Plantar Fasciopathy) occurs when the plantar fascia tissue begins to degenerate where it attaches to the heel bone. Generally, it’s thought to be an advanced form of Plantar Fasciitis. If you have severe Plantar Fasciitis that is left untreated or improperly treated, your plantar fascia will ...

Overpronation

Overpronation
What Is Overpronation? Overpronation occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively, causing the shock of your footfalls to be absorbed by your ankles, legs, hips, knees and other areas of your lower body. This can cause irritation and inflammation of the foot and ankle tissues, leading to the development of issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Posterior ...

Bad Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Advise Part 2

Orthotics Why Doctors Recommend It? Orthotics are orthopedic devices made of lightweight materials that range in complexity from simple shoe inserts that are bought over-the-counter to custom-made pieces that require impressions, casting, and computer technology to create. The two should not be confused with each other because there is a great difference in effectiveness and ...

Foot Arch Pain

Foot arch pain, or pain on the bottom of the foot can be caused by a number of problems. The arches of the foot control how the forces associated with activities like walking are transferred up and down the leg. If there is a problem with the foot arches or surrounding soft tissues, pain can ...

What You Don’t Know About High Heels

What You Don't Know About High Heels
Normal foot weight distribution is split evenly – 50% at the heel of the foot and 50% at the ball of the foot, with an elevation in the heel the weight distribution changes and 90% of the body weight is now concentrated in the ball of the foot and 10% in the heel. On a ...

Hammer Toe

  What is Hammer Toe A Hammer Toe deformity refers to an abnormal position of the toe, where one or more small toes buckle or bend-under, out of their normal position. A contracture of the toe occurs at the middle toe joint causing the toe to bend out of its normal straight position. As the ...

Plantar Fibroma

The most common disorder that occurs on the bottom of the foot and presents like a soft lump in the arch region is known as a Plantar Fibroma. This is a disorder where a soft tissue mass forms or develops within the plantar fascia which is located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar ...