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Plantar Fasciitis symptoms and solutions

Posted by Jim Leuty on

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition characterized by pain in the heel and arch of the foot, plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia, the thick tissue that sits across the bottom of the foot and is responsible for connecting the bone of the heel to the toes. This vital tissue is susceptible to strain, being overworked, underused and everything in between, which can contribute to the condition of plantar fasciitis where the tissue becomes swollen. When your feet are healthy and your plantar fascia tissue is not inflamed or under stress, the tissue normally behaves like a shock-absorbing string that helps to...

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 2

Posted by James Leuty on

Continuing our Guide to Foot Pain (for Part 1, click here) While injury and general activity such as excessive walking or playing sports can cause foot pain, sometimes it can be linked to medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or poor blood circulation. Whatever the cause, you may consider seeing your doctor for the following if you have any of the following foot conditions: Being unable to feel hot or cold sensations Changes in the nail or skin color Foot cannot be touched without tenderness or pain Foot starts to look misshapen or deformed Limping Pain area gets hot Pain...

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 1

Posted by James Leuty on

Foot pain is something that can happen in nearly any part of the foot ranging from the very back of your heel to the front of your toes, on the top or bottom of your feet or on either side. Sometimes this pain can be temporary and mild, while other times this pain is chronic and will persist throughout your life. Our feet are the most important key to our mobility, making it important that we do our best to keep them healthy and pain free. Even so, around 75 percent of Americans have experienced painful feet at some point...

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, the tissue that goes along the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel, becomes inflamed or swollen. Heel pain is one of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis,...

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Plantar Fasciitis - Most Treatments Are Wrong

Posted by James Leuty on

Heel pain is the most common foot problem in the United States, and plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of a painful heel. Many people who suffer from the condition never find a way to get complete relief from the painful problem, and there's a good reason why--up until recently, most doctors have been treating plantar fasciitis the wrong way. The Old School Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Plantar fasciitis was once thought to be an inflammatory condition that affects a band of tissue called the plantar fascia that is responsible for connecting your heel bone to your toes. Doctors used to...

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