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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

Flat Shoes cause woman to develop Plantar Fasciitis

Many fashion-forward women are aware of the painful consequences that come with wearing high heels for extended periods of time. What women often forget, however, is that flat shoes—especially those with little to no foot support—can cause just as many foot problems as heels. 41-year-old teaching assistant Michele Crow learned this the hard way after … Continue reading Flat Shoes cause woman to develop Plantar Fasciitis

Foot and Ankle Injuries Prevalent in Overweight and Obese Children

A study conducted in Denmark found that children who are overweight or obese are more susceptible to develop foot, ankle, and leg injuries during engagement in physical activity as opposed to children at lower weights. Researchers studied 632 overweight children who went to physical education classes for an hour and a half each week for … Continue reading Foot and Ankle Injuries Prevalent in Overweight and Obese Children

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