Tag Archive 'fasciitis'

Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis

Plantar fasciitis (Plan – TAR fash – ee – I – tis) is the medical term used to describe the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar means bottom of the foot. Fascia is defined as a band of connective tissue, similar in composition to a ligament, which sits below the skin and separates different [...]

How Night Splints Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the tearing, inflammation and subsequent degeneration of the plantar fascia, a broad ligament-type structure which extends across the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia supports the arch and increases the rigidity of the foot, aiding the calf muscles in propelling the body forward during walking. Excess stress on the plantar fascia [...]

Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis (plan –TAR   fash – ee – I – tis). This condition is classically known for causing pain in the heel at the first step in the morning. The pain can be so severe that many will limp, or grab onto a wall [...]

Botox May Help Improve Heel Pain

Those suffering with chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis, may find some relief with botox injections. Critics say it’s not addressing the problem and more research needs to be done. Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcareblog.com Botox for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Botox injections at the heel improve pain and function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a [...]

Why Gardening May Cause Foot Pain

Most people would consider gardening a relaxing, low impact activity. Yet, gardening can result in chronic foot and ankle conditions. The type of gardening, the size and slope of the yard and the types of shoes worn are the key factors in the development, or avoidance, of potential foot problems. A flat, well manicured yard [...]

Night Splints Improve Common Cause of Heel Pain

Plantar fasciopathy, also known as plantar fasciitis, is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciopathy is the tearing, inflammation and eventual degeneration of the plantar fascia, a long ligament type structure which supports the arch. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Fasciitis: Patient Training Program Effective

In a new study published in a Hungarian journal, patients with plantar fasciitis were given a complex home training program which included illustrated handouts with stretching exercises, massage, cryotherapy and footwear tips and compared to patients using standard treatments. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

The Strassburg Sock for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the tearing, inflammation and eventual degeneration of the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous band in the bottom of the foot. Pain under the bottom of the heel at the first step in the morning is the most characteristic sign of plantar fasciitis. The pain is due to tearing of the fascia and [...]

Electric Shocks in the Foot: Possible Causes

There are many possible causes for electric shocks in the feet. Although burning pain at the heel and within the arch is generally thought to be plantar fasciitis, a tearing and inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of the foot, this condition is not always the cause. In fact, burning pain associated with tingling, [...]

Arch Collapse Stresses the Plantar Fascia and Posterior Tibial Tendons

Arch collapse which accompanies overpronation and flatfeet places excess stress on the posterior tibial tendon and the plantar fascia. When these structures are overstressed, they develop microtears and become inflamed. Conditions such as posterior tibial tendonitis/ tendon dysfunction and plantar fasciitis can develop. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Manning, Fasciitis and Cuboid Stress Reaction

Eli Manning, the quarterback for the New York Giants, has been diagnosed with a stress reaction of his cuboid. The cuboid bone attaches the heel bone (calcaneus) to the long bones in the foot (metatarsals). A stress reaction is the result of a repetitive stress injury to the bone. The bone reacts in response to [...]

Plantar Fascia Tear

Plantar fasciitis is a condition which results from microscopic tears within the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia, a ligament-type structure in the foot, is one of the most important structures in the foot due to it’s role in supporting the arch. Despite it’s strength, excess stress in combination with abnormal mechanics of the foot can [...]

Strength of The Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue band which extends from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia is designed to support a tremendous amount of weight. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Fasciitis Doesn’t Slow Eli Manning

Last week it was questionable whether Eli Manning, the quarterback for the New York Giants, would start in yesterday’s game against the Raiders. Not only did he start his 83rd straight game for the Giants, he led the Giants to an easy 44-7 victory over the Raiders. Manning took at seat on the sidelines midway [...]

Eli Manning, Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

Eli Manning, the quarterback for the New York Giants, has been diagnosed with an injury to his plantar fascia. Manning limped off the field early in the 4th quarter of last Sunday’s game with a painful right heel. An MRI has confirmed inflammation of his plantar fascia, a strong, web-shaped ligament-type structure in the bottom [...]

More Affordable Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

A pneumatic lithotripter is a device which uses pressurized gas to pass shock waves through water to break up hardened tissues into smaller fragments. Classically the device has been used for kidney stones, but the use of shock wave therapy for chronic musculoskeletal conditions has become more popular in the past decade. For kidney stones, [...]

20 Tips for Treating Morning Heel Pain

Sharp pain at the inside of the heel at the first step in the morning is a classic sign of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the tearing and resultant inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-type structure in the bottom of the foot. The pain is not limited to the bottom of the heel, the [...]

Ultrasound Guided Surgery Helpful for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

A new study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) evaluated the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided plantar fascia release for treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. Forty-one patients were selected for the study and forty six feet underwent endoscopic plantar fascial release. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Weak Hip Muscles & Overpronation are Risks for Running Injuries

Over half of all runners sustain an overuse injury to their lower extremity every year. Common overuse injuries in runners include runner’s knee, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and generalized arch pain. A recent article in Sports Health reviewed the literature from 1980 through July 2008 for common mechanisms related [...]

APMA Foot Pain Survey ~ 2009

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a National Survey on foot ailments in January and recently released the results. There were 1,082 respondents to the survey which was a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population. Americans spend a lot of time on their feet: Almost 25% of Americans report spending 6 hours or [...]

Foot Pain at Work

Between 30-50% of all individuals spend at least 4 hours on their feet at work. Many individuals spend as much as 8 to 10 hours a day standing or walking at their job. Many jobs require prolonged standing and walking. Some common jobs are manufacturing and service industry jobs (such as retail sales and food [...]

Orthotics for Treatment of Heel Pain

Orthotics are devices designed to control abnormal motion in the foot. Custom orthotics are made by taking a mold of the foot, while prefabricated orthotics are based on foot size. Orthotics are a common treatment for patients with plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. The research to support the use of orthotics [...]

Shockwave Therapy for Fasciitis

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a therapeutic option for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. A shockwave is a sound wave that create vibrations. The theory behind the utilization of ESWT is that the shockwaves create vibrations which cause controlled injury to the plantar fascia and surrounding tissue. This controlled injury stimulates the body’s natural repair [...]

Plantar Fascia Specific Stretch

Stretching has always been a part of the treatment regimen for plantar fasciitis, but not all stretches are equal. Research in the past few years has shown that specifically stretching the plantar fascia is more effective than general calf stretching in the short term and has also shown overall pain reduction in the long term. [...]

Causes of Heel Pain

Not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis, tearing and inflammation of a long ligament on the bottom of the foot, is the most common cause of heel pain. But, there are many other less common conditions which can cause heel pain and may sometimes be confused with plantar fasciitis. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati