How Often Should I Change My Running Shoes?

The simple answer is you should replace your running shoes every 250 to 500 miles or every six months.  But this is not always the case. There are many factors that affect the life span of any shoe. Other than the obvious reasons such as worn, torn uppers and soles, one must consider other factors […]

How Making the Bed Can Contribute to Itchy Feet

How making the bed can be contributing to Athletes Feet, Itchy Feet and More. Athletes foot is an infection of the skin by fungus. Bacteria and Fungus like a warm dark moist area to thrive.  When we sleep, we can perspire (sweat, as some may deny that ever happens to them).  Our bedding obviously becomes […]

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 […]

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 […]