How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Why You Want to Avoid Surgery When it comes to any injury, surgery should always be a last resort. Non-invasive treatment methods are always preferred. Surgery is sometimes thought to be a “quick fix” that will get you back to your usual activities faster than the conservative method, but this simply isn’t true. Surgery comes ...

Plantar Fasciitis Myths

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 ...

Pes Cavus (High Arches)

Pes Cavus (High Arches)
What is Pes Cavus? Pes Cavus is also known as “Cavus Foot” or “Clawfoot” and is a condition where the arch in the foot is higher than average. This is the opposite of flatfoot. This condition places a large amount of stress on the Metatarsals (ball) and heel of your foot. Causes Causes of Pes Cavus ...

Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal Coalition
What Is Tarsal Coalition? Tarsal Coalition occurs when there is an abnormal connection between the tarsal bones in your foot (the heel bone, talus bone, navicular bone, cuboid bone and cuneiform bone). This condition most commonly affects children and teens aged 9-16. Causes Tarsal Coalition is a congenital condition, meaning it’s present at birth, though it doesn’t ...

Extensor Tendonitis Treatments

The small muscles running down the front of the leg below the knee are known as the extensor muscles. The extensor hallucis longus (EHL), and the extensor digitorum longus (EDL), are the two main muscles in this group. Their tendons cross the ankle and insert into the toes. Together, the extensor muscles bring the toes ...

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 ...