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Plantar Fasciitis…Can It Be Prevented?

Can plantar fasciitis be prevented? Is it only caused by my shoes? Is it a genetic disorder? The answer to all of these questions is “It could be.” Typically Plantar fasciitis begins gradually as a dull, intermittent pain in the heel and progresses to sharp, persistent pain. Read more about the causes, treatment and prevention of plantar fasciitis.

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Fall Foot Care for Foot Pain Relief

Do you think about foot care? Most people do not, but long days on your feet, your shoes, genetics and more are typical things that can lead to foot pain. Proper foot care can keep common foot ailments from escalating to severe foot pain or to a point where surgery is the only solution.

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5 Foot care tips for runners and you too!

Your feet are the foundation of your body. They keep you grounded, moving forward in life and get you where you need to go. Often times, they are one of the last parts of our body that we take care of. We often accept a bit of pain from our feet as part of everyday life. These 5 tips will help your feet feel better, move you farther and faster with less pain and soreness and can help you enjoy life better through pain free movement. Be picky on your shoe selection When you are choosing new running shoes (or...

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Foot Pain Exercises - Part 2

Continuing our last post, we are featuring some additional exercises from Katy Bowman* which are sure to help your tired, achy feet. The fist is a Double Calf Stretch. Proper form for double calf stretch. Tightness in the backs of your legs can adversely affect the alignment of your pelvis, leading to problems with the pelvic floor as well as the spine and shoulders. Feet and knees straight, see if you can get the lower back to look less like a camel (with a hump) and more like a shallow bowl. Our second exercise is a Top of Foot Stretch. Stretch out...

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Foot pain relief exercises - Part 1

Foot pain can be caused by all sorts of things. From standing for long periods to wearing tight or ill fitting shoes. Today, we would like to share two simple exercises that will get you started on the road to pain free feet. The first is a simple Calf Stretch. Wearing shoes with raised heals shortens calf muscles and the plantar fascia. To do this exercise, simply put the front part of your foot up on a slightly raised surface, and allow your heals to lower. Remember to keep your knees straight, and your feet pointed forward.  A great way to remember...

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