Posts Categorized: Plantar Fasciitis

Preventing Cross Country Running Injuries

Student athletes running in a race are commonly injured

One of the most popular after-school sports in the fall is competitive, long-distance running, known as cross country. Cross country is highly accessible and draws interest from students of all ages and ability levels.  Despite the fact that many running-related injuries are very preventable, the rate of injury remains quite high for cross country runners…. Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Heel Pain? It's Probably Plantar Fasciitis.

Did you know that 10% of the population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime? As one of the most common foot injuries and the leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis ((PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is especially prevalent in runners and athletes, 40-60 year-old adults, obese adults, those who wear low-support shoes (like… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Videos

Plantar fasciitis is a common medical condition that causes heel pain and foot discomfort. Your plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that is responsible for connecting your heel bone to your toes. When this area becomes strained, the fascia weakens and begins to swell. Most people notice this type of heel pain immediately… Read more »

What Are Orthotics including Custom Orthotics?

An orthotic is a device that is placed inside your shoe to help correct foot malalignment. An orthotic, including custom orthotics, is a supportive insert that fits into your shoe. Orthotics can help people with foot pain and common foot conditions such as: plantar fascitiis, foot pronation, patella femoral pain, bunion deformities, metatarsalgia, posterior tibialis tendinitis, posterior tibialis… Read more »

Heel Pain Causes – Is It Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis and Other Common Heel Pain Causes Some of the most common causes of heel pain are: plantar fasciitis / heel spurs (also known as plantar fasciitis), calcaneal stress fracture, achilles tendinitis, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Follow along to learn more about identifying the cause of your heel pain, along with common treatment recommendations for… Read more »

Common Running Injuries Plaguing Runners

If you are an experienced runner gearing up for a fall race, or new to the sport and hoping to build up your mileage, learning about common running injuries is an important way to get thinking about injury prevention. A team of researchers led by Dr. Alexandre Dias Lopes and colleagues published study results about major musculoskeletal injuries… Read more »