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Plantar Fasciitis And Stretching Therapy

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com According to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient satisfaction. Study details and findings A total of 102 patients who had acute plantar fasciitis [...]

Six Steps To Prevent Running Injuries On Your Way To Marathon Finish Lines

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Runner’s knee, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis — these are the last words any runner wants to hear. Whether running a marathon or a five-mile loop in the park, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center physicians Dr. William Levine and Dr. Christopher Visco offer six important steps to prevent painful and debilitating [...]

Kings-Tyreke Evans has plantar fasciitis

Amplify’d from nbcsports.msnbc.com Tyreke Evans admitted that he is suffering from plantar fasciitis on the bottom of his foot. Evans insists that it’s a minor case of plantar fasciitis, and we certainly believe him after he logged 40 minutes in a preseason game Tuesday night. The concern is that this injury almost never heals completely [...]

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, [...]

Foot Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Foot pain began affecting Donna’s tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Plantar Fasciitis Video

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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

FDA Approves Botox for Spastic Flexor Muscles

On March 9th, 2010, the FDA approved Botox specifically for use to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of the fingers, wrist and elbow. Spasticity can be common after traumatic brain injuries, stroke or in individuals with advanced multiple sclerosis. Botox works by causing a temporary paralysis of the spastic muscle, which increases flexibility of [...]

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

Ankle Injuries in Irish Dancers

A new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery evaluated overuse ankle injuries in eighteen professional Irish dancers.  Each dancer filled out a foot and ankle questionnaire and the dancer’s right ankle was evaluated with an MRI. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

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 [...]

Plantar Fasciosis Explained

Plantar fasciosis is the degeneration (deterioration) of the plantar fascia as a result of repetitive stress. The plantar fascia is a broad, thick, fibrous band that extends from the base of the calcaneus (heel bone) to the base of the toes. The fascia is composed of a dense network of highly organized collagen fibers, which [...]

Five Part Series on Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fasciosis and Plantar Fascia Structure

The next five posts will detail the development of plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain, it’s progression to plantar fasciosis and how the structure of the plantar fascia corresponds to the condition. Plantar Fasciosis Explained Strength of The Plantar Fascia Plantar Fascia Tear Breakdown of the Plantar Fascia Why do I Have [...]

Video: Manning & Plantar Fasciitis

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