Archive for the Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Category

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 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. [...]


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 [...]


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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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 [...]