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Plantar Fasciitis most common Cause of Heel Pain

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, and according to hcplive.com, “a full 10% of the population experiences heel pain their lives.” Those who have chronic heel pain may require surgery as a treatment option. A study conducted by the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery suggests that surgery that did not require calcaneal, … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis most common Cause of Heel Pain

Why an Orthotic?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

There are many different conditions that orthotics can be used for. Orthotics are important for certain foot types. People who have collapsing arches (pronation/flat feet) with ambulation can use an orthotic to help support the arch. Patients with collapsing arches tend to develop bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis which can all be slowed down or … Continue reading Why an Orthotic?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

Julie Lopez Shoes creates Comfortable Heels

After unsuccessfully trying to find a pair of shoes that are both stylish and comfortable, Julie Lopez used her background in orthopedic nursing to create Julie Lopez Shoes. The brand’s shoes are designed for women who suffer from bunions, mild arthritis, larger shoe sizes, and wide feet. “Women will be women, and we feel strong … Continue reading Julie Lopez Shoes creates Comfortable Heels

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a stressful condition that effects day to day activities. Running and walking causes stress on the heel because the heel is the part of the foot that hits the ground first. This means that the heel is taking on your entire weight. Diagnosis and treatments for heel pain can be easily found … Continue reading Heel Pain

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a medical condition that causes heel pain in one or both feet of children during the period when their feet are growing. Sever’s disease occurs most commonly in boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14 years of age. Sever’s disease occurs when the part … Continue reading Sever’s Disease

Study Shows Acupuncture Can Alleviate Heel Pain

A recent study suggests that acupuncture may be a beneficial treatment for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.  These conditions are generally treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections, block therapy, shockwave therapy, behavioral therapy, or surgery. The study, authored by Guangzhou Dounsheng Hospital and Guangzhou Social Welfare House, examined results from 19 … Continue reading Study Shows Acupuncture Can Alleviate Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a stressful condition that effects day to day activities. Running and walking causes stress on the heel because the heel is the part of the foot that hits the ground first. This means that the heel is taking on your entire weight. Diagnosis and treatments for heel pain can be easily found … Continue reading Heel Pain

Stem Cell Therapy Could Solve Many Cases of Plantar Fasciitis

According to Web Pro News, stem cell therapy now has a new use: treating plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis affects a large portion of the U.S. population, and current types of medicine are very slow. Stem cell therapy could solve this problem by using injections made of amniotic and fat-derived materials and adult bone marrow to … Continue reading Stem Cell Therapy Could Solve Many Cases of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Recently, a groundbreaking study concluded that their treatment combining ultrasound with steroid injections was 95% effective in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a foot problem affecting the plantar fascia, a connective tissue in the heel. This condition is treatable, but in many cases can take up to a year to be effective. … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis