Tag Archive 'heel pain'

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 [...]

What is plantar fasciitis? What can I do for plantar fasciitis?

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis (plan * tar _ fash * ee * i * tis) is tearing and inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of the foot. “Plantar” refers to the bottom of the foot, the “fascia” is a long ligament-type structure and [...]

What is plantar fasciitis?

Amplify’d from 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 [...]

Foot Problems in Runners

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Millions of runners take to the streets, tracks and trails everyday. People run for health, for fitness, for stress relief and for fun. There are casual joggers, trail runners, sprinters, marathon runners and elite competitors. Despite these differences, all runners are susceptible to foot problems. Common foot and ankle conditions in runners [...]

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 [...]

Causes of Heel Pain

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Possible Causes and Differential Diagnosis for Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is known for causing pain at the bottom of the heel and sometimes in the arch. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by heel pain at the first step in the morning, [...]

Volleyball Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org The repetitive jumping and side to side movements required in volleyball increase the risk of injuries to the foot and ankle. Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport. Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine [...]

The Many Causes Of Heel Pain

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; [...]

ActiPatch Treatment for Heel Pain

BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research on the ActiPatch by requesting discovery project grants to conduct clinical research on patients with heel pain. ActiPatch delivers a pulse massage and continuous electromagnetic therapy in an attempt to restore damaged cells. The company recommends ActiPatch be applied to an area of injury and claims that the patch will decrease [...]

Heel Pain Trial: Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections

Researchers at La Trobe University are conducting a randomized trial evaluating the use of ultrasound guided steroid injections for patients with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the tearing of the plantar fascia, a long ligament type structure which supports the arch. The condition causes heel pain, commonly at the first step in the morning or [...]

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 Video

How to Diagnosis and Treat  Plantar Fasciitis Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

New Study: Steroid vs Platelet Injections for Plantar Fasciitis

Biomet, Inc is sponsoring a clinical trial studying the effects of blood platelet injections in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. The researchers are conducting a randomized, controlled multi center trial and recruiting 120 adult patients for the study. The patients will be randomly divided to receive either a steroid injection or autologous platelet injection taken [...]

Steroids and Shockwave Therapy Successful Treatments for Heel Pain

A new study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association compared two treatments in patients with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and develops from the combination of faulty foot mechanics and overuse. 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 [...]

Plantar Fasciitis in Assembly Workers

A recent study in PM & R, the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation, found that individuals who work in a manufacturing setting have a greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Botox for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Botox injections at the heel improve pain and function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a new study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. Fifty patients with chronic heel pain and a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were divided into two groups. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Standing MRI for Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

A new study has found that imaging the foot and ankle in a standing position with an MRI may helpful in identifying tears of the plantar fascia, which may be missed when imaging the foot and ankle in the supine position (lying down). Plantar fasciitis is the tearing and inflammation of a long ligament type [...]

Foot Pain Finder

To find the location of your foot pain, check out our Interactive Foot Pain Finder. 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 [...]

Hypothyroidism and Plantar Fasciitis

It is well documented that musculoskeletal conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture and trigger finger, occur in association with thyroid disease. Most disorders occur with hypothyroidism, but there have been occurrences with thyrotoxicosis as well. Although there is limited research to support a clear association between hypothyroidism and plantar fasciitis, it is theorized [...]