Why Night Splints May Not Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Why is every plantar fascial sufferer told to wear a night splint?  Because, in this evidence based world, although not always the truest evidence, it has become an essential part of the “Menu Treatment Algorithm.”  So, everyone, no matter what foot function they have, are told to use one.  Although it may help some, I’ve […]

Achilles Tendonitis- What Step by Step Treatment Plans Probably Won’t Tell You?

Achilles Tendon

Achilles Tendonitis is a painful condition of the large tendon on the back of the lower leg.  It can be from inflammation or an actual degeneration of the tendon itself. The Achilles tendon consists of one tendon that originates from two muscles, the Gastrocnemius muscle and Soleus muscle. The muscles attach to the tendon that […]

Plantar Fasciitis, Common Misconceptions

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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 fibrous or leather-like band running across the bottom of your foot. It […]

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 […]

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 […]