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The Orthofeet Blog — plantar fasciitis

How To Choose The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

May 18 2018 Tags: orthopedic shoes, orthotics, plantar fasciitis

How To Choose The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common and persistent strain injury that causes a burning pain, in the heel or arch of the foot. Sometimes, with a few stretching exercises, a little rest, and perhaps a good pair of orthotics, the condition goes away, but not always. For the more severe cases, one of the first and most effective treatment options doctors suggest is proper shoes. Footwear can be directly related to foot pain and plantar fasciitis. This means that the right footwear can greatly affect your pain level as well as your speed of recovery. But what exactly is the right...

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How Orthotic Insoles Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 07 2018 Tags: insoles, orthotic insole, orthotic shoes, plantar fascia, plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Before we look at how orthotic insoles can help mitigate the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis, it’s important to first understand what it is and what its causes are. Plantar fasciitis is caused by excessive stress and aggravation on the connective tissue that stretches from the heel bone to the ball of the foot (called the plantar fascia). When the plantar fascia becomes enflamed, every step can become painful and a cycle of pain and overtightening, tearing and inflammation can set in, causing plantar fasciitis. What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? Symptoms can...

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Top Five Foot Problems: Symptoms and Treatment

Dec 14 2017 Tags: Athlete’s foot, bunions, foot pain, Hammertoes, heel pain, Metatarsalgia, orthopedic shoes, orthotic insole, plantar fasciitis

According to statistical reports, about 75% of the people in the USA suffer from foot problems at some time in their lives. The causes of foot problems can range from ill-fitted shoes, to medical conditions, to sports-related injuries. Whatever the cause, foot problems and foot pain can interfere with our daily functioning and even be debilitating. Because of this, we thought a brief discussion on common foot problems and treatment for each condition would be helpful. 1. Plantar Fasciitis - One of the most common causes of heel pain, is typically just in front of the heel, and can occur...

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