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 […]

Why Do Comfort Shoes Typically Cost More Than Your Average Shoe?

Obviously, we all want a shoe that is comfortable. Certain shoes are labeled as comfort shoes because they are designed to address problematic feet or skeletal alignment issues. These shoes typically have advanced features built within compared to your average shoe. Therefore, the additional features built into the shoe increases the cost.  Other additional costs […]

Are All Custom Orthotics the Same?

In short, the answer is no, not all custom orthotics are made the same. There are many different factors to consider. Who is taking the cast/impression/scan of the feet? As I stated in a previous blog, Custom Orthotics Frequently Asked Questions, education level varies between those who fabricate orthotics. Some only complete a weekend course to […]

Custom Orthotics- Frequently Asked Questions

What is a custom orthotic? Foot orthotics or arch supports are devices that go inside your shoes to assist in correcting biomechanical faults. These devices basically realign the feet to the back to improve function throughout the joints, ligaments, muscles, and bones. Improved function leads to reduced stress and strain. Stress and strain can cause […]

Athletic Taping For Plantar Fasciitis

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? As you may know, plantar fasciitis is from an excess pulling on the plantar fascia. This is a long fibrous band on the bottom of the foot that runs from the toes to the heel bone (calcaneous).  Inflammation and possible subsequent degeneration of the fascia occurs from strains of the fascia. […]

Plantar Fasciitis at Home Remedy for Quick Relief!

Do your feet hurt when you first stand in the morning?? Try this Plantar Fasciitis Home Remedy! 80% of our patients say this saves them in the mornings when done right before bed! Contrast Bath Soak:                        Purposes: To reduce deep inflammation (swelling)                           […]

Painful Plantar Foot Fibroma?

A plantar fibroma is a fibrous growth usually on the main inside arch of your foot. The cause cannot always be determined. However, people who suffer from systemic conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and alcoholism may see an increased occurrence. Repetitive trauma to the plantar fascia can also cause the growth. Typically, they will not […]

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 […]