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 […]

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 […]

Foot Pain in Children – Growing Pains? Over Use Injury? What is it??

foot pain in children

Here at ArchMasters, there has been an increase in children coming in with foot pain. We often hear, “My child has been in pain for a while but the pediatrician said it was something they would grow out of.” Will they? In most cases they won’t. It’s something they inherited and may need an orthotic […]

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 […]

Stop the Arch Madness!


Have you been told to get a good supportive shoe or get a good arch support? We have many patients who have been told to do so. Unfortunately, they did not find us until they went through many pairs of shoes or multiple types of pads, wedges, cups, lifts, and/or arch supports. This picture shows […]

Treat your Painful Neuroma with High Heels! What?


A female patient recently presented with a complaint of a painful neuroma in her foot.  She relates a history of multiple treatments from foot specialists including steroid injections and absolute alcohol (No not the Russian type).  She related metatarsal pads worsened it.  She complains she is unable to wear any shoe except a high heal […]