Archive for July, 2012

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

  There are many different ways of dealing with heel pain but the following list describes some of the primary treatments that have proved most effective: Rest: Stopping all activity immediately is the first step to taking proper rest; resisting the urge to return to your former level of activity before the pain has heeled [...]


Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heel Pain

    It is generally accepted by doctors and podiatrists that most heel pain is preceded and/or directly causes by the development of plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia that causes discomfort throughout the entire foot, including the heel and surrounding area. Your specialist, however, will consider that heel pain can [...]

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Running Heel Pain

Runners are prone to experiencing heel pain for a variety of reasons, and the more a person runs the more likely they are to experience this type of injury. Unfortunately, the more devoted you are to this activity the more intimately familiar you will be with this type of discomfort. The Causes of Running Heel [...]

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Other Causes of Heel Pain (but not Plantar Fasciitis)

  The most frequent cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, and this is what most GP’s and podiatrists will look for first. There are, however, many other causes of heel pain and they include the following: Sciatica Sciatica is an uncomfortable condition involving the sciatic nerve, which ends in the heel [...]


Is it Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spur Syndrome? Does it matter?

  About Plantar Fasciitis   Plantar fasciitis quite literally means “underside of the foot tissue inflammation”, nothing more and nothing less. It is a medical term that defines a very specific foot condition, rather than the underlying reasons causing the condition. Without a stringent set of symptoms to define each of these conditions individually it’s [...]


Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

  Planter fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition that affects the plantar fascia, which is the thick band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot. It’s very a common and very uncomfortable affliction that can be caused by a variety of factors, including the following: Flat Feet People who have flat feet [...]