Plantar fasciitis can be caused by congenital malformations and step patterns that can include over-pronation and flat feet. When the feet and leg biomechanics are out of step with the rest of the lower body, excessive stress and pressure are placed on bones and ligaments of the feet that are not intended to absorb those stresses. Plantar fasciitis can be treated via the 3 medical procedures described in this article.
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Painful blisters, heel pain, and shin splints can make even the simplest of activities a painful undertaking. Nevertheless, there are several options that can help manage the pain and heal the injuries when performed on a regular basis. Here are three ways to help your feet heal so you can get back to your life.
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For people who are afflicted with major foot problems, the mere act of walking can be practically unbearable. Nonetheless, with proper preventive care and effective treatment performed in advance, the feet can be healed before the situation worsens and re-injury occurs.
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Preventing foot pain in advance is the ideal way to avoid costly and painful surgical procedures down the road. There are plenty of ways to help your feet stay strong, healthy, and pain-free with only a few changes to your daily routine.
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Arch pain and over-pronation can cause difficulties for people in every stage of life, and can even distress an athlete's performance during many types of activities. Here we explain some foot procedures that help these problems, and how each of them can be healed.
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Why Our Feet Hurt Our bodies are amazing machines; they are the perfect balance of bones, muscles and fluids. Special cushioning is provided in our joints at vital regions in the body where weight-bearing pressure points occur. Nonetheless, when this fragile combination is disrupted by an injury or physical issue, severe pain can occur. Heel […]
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Some shoes, especially certain types of women's footwear, may place undue stress on certain areas of our feet, affecting our body's natural balance. This may be the source of may foot ailments, including metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) and others.
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People who regularly exercise or play organized sports are at risk for shin splints, knee pain, Achilles tendonitis, and other lower body injuries. Foot over-pronation, which can often be the cause of his problem, can be treated easily and effectively with orthotic shoe inserts.
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Morton's Neuroma consists of a painful condition which includes numbness in the toes, and results from continuous or repeated compression of the nerve between the third and fourth metatarsal bones. Here are the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for relieving this condition.
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Running with heel pain can be an excruciating experience. If you have an active lifestyle, it's difficult to adjust your routine to limit your physical activity once you encounter heel pain. This makes it important to know the symptoms and treatment methods for some of the most common types of heel pain that develop among runners. Understanding the types of running injuries is the key to effective treatment.
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Pediatric heel pain is a warning sign that a child has a foot condition that needs to be evaluated. A common cause of heel pain in children is a condition called calcaneal apophysitis. This condition usually causes pain and tenderness in the back and bottom of the heel when walking, and the heel is painful when touched. Over-pronation increases the stress on the growth plate, and is therefore a major contributing factor to pediatric heel pain.
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Heel spurs are calcified tissue near the heel where the tendons in the foot attach. The main heel spur symptoms are sharp pain in the heel on rising and constant throbbing in the foot. These calcified tissues can dig into the inflamed flesh of the foot, causing pain. A common cause of heel spurs is inflammation of the plantar fascia, also known as plantar fasciitis.
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