Archive for August, 2012

Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

Foot and leg stretches for plantar fasciitis must be performed regularly in order to have an effective recovery process. Not only does stretching relieve pain symptoms but it helps treat some of the underlying causes responsible for the development of plantar fasciitis as well. When ligaments and muscles become short or tight it can lead [...]


Plantar Fasciitis Taping

  Plantar fasciitis taping is an extremely effective method for treating and preventing inflammation and soreness in foot and heel while maintaining daily activity levels. What Is Plantar Fasciitis Taping? This method of treatment uses a specialized application of athletic tape to support the plantar ligament so that it is well supported and does not [...]


Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

    Where there’s heel pain there’s also likely a case of plantar fasciitis: PF is one of the leading causes in the development of this type of discomfort. One of the first goals in treating this condition is to reduce the level of pain and inflammation being experienced by the patient. Rest, ice, modification [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis Socks

    Plantar fasciitis socks are not technically socks at all but an orthotic device used to keep the foot flexed while the patient is sleeping or at rest. A plantar fasciitis sock allows the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon to remain stretched for long periods of time, which reduces foot pain, particularly in the [...]


Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints

  When treating plantar fasciitis a combination of treatments that both provide immediate pain relief and address the underlying causes is generally most effective. Some methods may provide instant pain relief and reduced inflammation while other options treat the cause of condition but do not appear to affect pain or discomfort levels. Plantar fasciitis night [...]


Medications Used for Plantar Fasciitis

  Medications used for plantar fasciitis provide pain relief and reduce inflammation but they are not actually ‘curing’ the condition, just making it more bearable. Reduced levels of pain and inflammation are also important as they will make further treatment of PF much easier. The level of discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis ranges from barely [...]


Heel Pain in Children

    Plantar fasciitis is the most common causes of heel pain in adults but when occurs in children it’s actually the result of a condition called Sever’s disease (or calcaneal apophysitis), which most often afflicts physically active children between the ages of 8 and twelve. It is more often seen in girls than boys. [...]