Injury or Recovery?

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Are your feet giving you trouble after the big race? How can you tell if it is an injury or normal recovery? First, pay attention to where the pain is. Is one foot hurting or both? This is a good indicator on whether the discomfort is from an injury or normal recovery. If it is […]

Santa has his naughty and nice list. Are you treating your feet naughty or nice this season? (Which list are you keeping your feet on?)

Yes, Tis the season! He is watching.  If you’re being naughty to your feet it may slow you down.  It may even cause you to feel pain not just in your feet but it may run all the way up to your back.  Pain and possible injury or overuse can occur, so either way, if […]

Plantar Fasciitis Stretching…Really?

Anatomical diagrams illustrating the components of the plantar fascia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Plantar Fasciitis, as you may have read several times, is characterized by pain in the heel area after periods of rest, especially when you get up in the morning.  You may have also read that to help alleviate or prevent the pain, you […]

Neuroma – Getting a wider pair of shoes may not help your Morton’s Neuroma

Recovery & scars from Morton’s Neuroma Surgery (Photo credit: chrisfreeland2002) Neuromas of the feet can be pain free or so painful they cause you to stop what you’re doing and even have to get off your foot, remove your shoe and rub it to try and find relief. They are frequently found in women, although […]

Plantar Fasciitis 201: Certain Misconceptions and Treatments

Anatomical diagrams illustrating the components of the plantar fascia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Listed below are some common misconceptions and treatments frequently used for heel pain. You have a heel spur:  In most cases the heel spur is irrelevant. Many people who have huge heel spurs have never experienced pain. Heel spurs are caused by plantar […]

Plantar Fasciitis 101: Definition

Medical X-rays Plantar fasciitis. Increased density in talocalcaneal joint (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Plantar fasciitis, sometimes referred to as plantar fasciosis is a painful condition about the heel. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue structure that originates at the bottom of the heel and runs to the base of the toes.  It is a thick […]

Custom Molded Prescription Orthotics: Natural Healing “Medicine” for Your Feet

Orthotics are often prescribed by doctors to correct improper foot alignments, prevent foot problems or relieve pain from existing foot ailments. However, they do more than that.  Controlling the feet controls the rotation of your leg, which in turn can also affect and help your ankle, leg, knee, hip and even relieve back pain.  Take […]

Your Cure for Foot Pain, Not another Band-Aid

Ingrown nail – treatment by band-aid Česky: Zarůstající nehet – léčba pomocí náplasti (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You have a busy life, a hectic schedule and sometimes look for a temporary fix for footpain.  However, you may not necessarily think about the long-term effects from those quick fixes until it’s too late.  You have a high […]