Tag Archive 'plantar'

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 [...]

Foot Anatomy Illustrations: Orientation

Foot images – dorsal, plantar, anterior and posterior views: Dorsal means the top of the foot and plantar means the bottom of the foot. In these images below, the small muscles of the foot and the tendons are visible. Anterior means the front of the body and posterior means the back of the body. Social [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]