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Bone Spurs
...The following activities and conditions are common causes: High-impact activities, such as running Excessive weight Poor-fitting footwear Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress Aging Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...

Foot Care for Runners
...Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, the result of placing excessive stress on the ligament in the bottom of the foot...

Plantar Fasciitis: Put Your Heel Pain to a Halt
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the long, dense band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
... If the Shoe Fits - Get Walking! Footwear plays a vital role in the duration of your walking routine, and shoes that don't fit properly or that lack support can lead to foot pain or injuries, such as blisters, corns, calluses, nail fungus and plantar fasciitis...

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems
... The most common foot problems from being overweight include: Plantar Fasciitis: Excess weight adds strain to the plantar fascia, overusing and weakening it...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
... The most common cause of heel pain is an acute inflammatory condition known as plantar fasciitis, in which the thick band of tissue that runs along the soles of the feet from the toes to the heel (known as the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Accommodative orthotics are designed to provide more cushioning and support and are typically prescribed for problems like plantar fasciitis and bunions...

Treating Heel Spurs
...Although heel spurs themselves sometimes do not cause acute discomfort, they are frequently associated with the painful inflammation known as plantar fasciitis, a condition commonly described as feeling like a knife is wrenching through your foot...

Is Plantar Fasciitis Causing Your Heel Pain?
...   Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition in which a band of tissue in the sole of the foot becomes inflamed, leading to severe heel pain...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

What are Bone Spurs
...The following activities and conditions are common causes: High-impact activities, such as running Excessive weight Poor-fitting footwear Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress Aging Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...

Plantar Fasciitis
...While there are many causes of heel pain the most common cause is plantar fasciitis...

Are You Struggling with Heel Pain?
...If you are struggling with heel pain you might be dealing with a condition known as plantar fasciitis...

Arch Disorders
... As a result, there are other factors that could also lead to further arch problems including: Being overweight or obese Aging Plantar fasciitis Cavus foot Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction It’s important to understand a little bit more about these common foot disorders and how they could affect the arches of your feet...

How Do Orthotics Work?
... Orthotics is just one way to treat foot and leg problems and your doctor may recommend orthotics if you are dealing with, Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis Leg, hip, or back pain Bursitis Flat feet High arches Tendonitis Plantar fasciitis Bunions Diabetes Hammertoes Certain injuries to the foot or ankle While orthotics are typically not the sole treatment option, your podiatrist may prescribe orthotics along with other treatment options including stretching, pain-relieving medication, ice or heat therapy, and bracing or compression...

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries And How a Podiatrist Can Help
... You are dealing with persistent heel pain Heel pain is a common complaint and most often the result of an overuse injury such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis...

What Are Fallen Arches?
... Some people have fallen arches but never experience any issues; however, sometimes fallen arches can lead to, Foot, heel, and arch pain, particularly when standing or walking Muscle pain Leg cramps Shooting leg pains that start at the soles of the feet Swelling of the feet or tenderness in the soles Flat feet can also increase your risk for, Plantar fasciitis Shin splints Bone spurs Arthritis Bunions Lower back pain, hip pain, or knee pain If you are experiencing pain with movement, trouble walking, or balancing issues, it’s important that you turn to a podiatrist to find out whether flat feet could be to blame...

Treating Your Heel Pain
... Plantar fasciitis is typically the cause of most heel pain...

How A Podiatrist Can Help You With Your Heel Pain
Are you dealing with a nasty case of plantar fasciitis...

Don’t Let Ankle Pain Slow You Down
...Other causes include, Broken ankle/foot Bursitis Gout Achilles tendinitis Achilles tendon rupture Osteoarthritis Plantar fasciitis Stress fracture Sprained ankle When should I see a doctor...

When To See a Podiatrist for a Sports Injury
...You should have an examination by a podiatrist if you: Experience severe pain or swelling Are unable to put weight on the injured area Notice differences in your foot or ankle structure Heard popping or snapping when you injured yourself Feel tingling, numbness, or weakness in your foot or ankle Sports injuries involving feet and ankles are common, and the most common injuries include: Plantar fasciitis, which causes pain on your heel and down the side of your foot; runners and joggers often have this injury...

Causes of Heel Pain
... You can develop heel pain from a few causes, including: Stepping on hard or sharp objects, which can cause a heel bruise Developing excess calcium deposits, which can cause a heel spur Inflammation of the tissue on your heel, which can cause plantar fasciitis Any of the causes listed above can cause moderate to severe heel pain, but plantar fasciitis is the most severe...

The Common Causes of Foot Pain and How To Find Relief
... Plantar fasciitis – leading to moderate to severe heel pain and pain on the side of your foot...

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries and How to Treat Them
... These are some common toe injuries and their treatments: Hammertoes–treated with custom orthotics, footwear, or surgery Ingrown toenails–treated with thinning or cutting the ingrown part of the toenail or laser therapy Fungal toenail–treated with anti-fungal medications or laser therapy Common foot injuries and conditions and their treatments include: Plantar fasciitis–treated with orthotics, corticosteroids, and other anti-inflammatory medication Heel pain–treated with inserts, orthotics, wedges, anti-inflammatories, and ESWT Bunions–treated with orthotics, corticosteroids, and surgery Common ankle injuries and their treatments include: Lateral ankle instability–treated with orthotics, braces and other assistive devices, and surgery Sprained or strained ankles–treated with braces and other assistive devices, anti-inflammatory medications, ice therapy, and rest Your podiatrist also can treat foot, ankle, and toe injuries resulting from a medical condition...

Arch Pain
...This condition is known as plantar fasciitis and is sometimes associated with a heel spur...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...   Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...   Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Tired Feet
... Related Topics: PTTD Flexible Flatfoot Pediatric Flatfoot Plantar Fasciitis

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...