Can Heel Pain Be Something Other Than Plantar Fasciitis?

Can Heel Pain Be Something Other Than Plantar Fasciitis? After over 30 years of practice, I would venture to say that the most common diagnosis of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.   However, many times after examination, I’ve found out it is something else. It is also possible that there are other conditions in conjunction with […]

A Solution for Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Heel Pain? (Fill in the blank)

Confused on what to do with your heel pain or plantar fasciitis pain? Well, from what I’ve read, I’m not surprised. The title above pretty much seems to sum it all up. You’ll hear or read choices to fill in the blank from toe spreaders, pads, injections to custom molded “Flexible” orthotics. Some will even […]

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 […]

Simultaneous Stretching of the Foot, Ankle and Calf (Achilles Tendon) best for Plantar Fasciitis?

A recent study[1] concluded that stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia simultaneously can reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis more so than just stretching the Achilles tendon alone. The results of the study showed that patients’ pain went away faster while stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia at the same time vs the group […]

Injury or Recovery?


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 […]

Plantar Fasciitis Common Misconceptions


There are many misconceptions surrounding plantar fasciitis. 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 […]

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 […]

Foot Pain Gets in the Way of Exercise

A recent study by the APMA indicated that 72% of people don’t exercise because their feet are hurting.  If you are one of these people, get help.  At ArchMasters, our multi-board certified podiatric doctor and surgeon, Dr. David Sables will provide a thorough consultation to help you determine the best treatment and footwear needed for […]

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 […]