Is There Help for Plantar Fasciitis?

82435631 Plantar FascitisThe foot is one of the most complicated parts of the human body. With 19 separate muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 107 ligaments and tendons, it is easy to see why taking care of your feet is very important. One of the common ailments many people experience is called Plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of connective tissue that runs across the bottom…

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchSore soles at the end of a long day of standing or walking; burning or tingling pain when you get out of bed in the morning; pain at the base of your heel. These are all symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis foot pain. While it might not be completely debilitating, it can definitely cause extreme discomfort and cause your whole body to feel tired. Those…

Achilles Tendonitis: Treatment and Prevention

35462504 S Ankle Pain Icepack Blue Hand FeetOur last blog post was about how problems regarding inflammation of the Achilles tendon, called Achilles Tendonitis, come about. For those who experience symptoms of pain from Achilles tendonitis, we’ve got your back (of the heel)!  Read on for options for treatment, as well as means of prevention. Ways to treat symptoms of pain and inflammation: A foot and ankle massage can relieve tightness and…

Achilles Tendonitis: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors

18448338 3d Rendered Illustration Of The Achilles TendonDid you know that the Achilles tendon (strong fibrous tissue that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone) is the largest tendon in the body? Without proper functioning Achilles tendons, we wouldn’t be able to walk or run! And because it is so involved in our daily lives as well as in the movements that playing sports entails, it’s also one…

Plantar Fasciitis Relief at Home

42300310 Massage Of Female Feet. Pedicures. Isolated On White Background.As your body experiences wear and tear, you become aware of different parts of the body, mostly because they start to ail you. This is very much the case for many of the soft tissues (ligaments and tendons) in your feet and ankles because of how much they are used each day. In particular, for those that do a lot of walking, standing, or sports…

Where Did My Heel Spur Come From?

Brandon Macy, DpmHeel pain.  Miserable when you first stand up getting out of bed in the morning or when getting out of the car after driving home at the end of the work day.  Or even after you’ve been sitting down for a few minutes and stand up.  This symptom is known as post static dyskinesia, a very common symptom of a condition known as plantar fasciitis. …

Holiday Heel Pain

It’s that time of year again.  Already.  The heat of summer is gone and the memories of warm sunshine and outdoor activities are fading into the fall colors, chilly air and thoughts of Thanksgiving dinners. This yeah, Hanukkah is beginning during the Thanksgiving holiday with December holiday parties and Christmas right after. What comes with holiday preparations are the delicious aromas of home cooking.  Whether…