plantar fasciitis

9 Not so Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an injury to connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia (PF) runs from the inside side of the bottom of the heel, and extends down the length of the foot connecting to the toes.  The PF supports the arch of the foot, especially from just before your foot comes off the ground during walking. Inflammation of this tissue is called plantar fasciitis and most people typically have pain on

3 things to do for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis What is it? The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it can get weak, swollen, tender and inflamed. Pain is presented on the heel and bottom of the foot and usually occurs when standing or walking. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch and repeated strain or activity can cause

5 Natural Inflammation Remedies

5 All Natural Ways to Soothe Joint Inflammation So you suffer from arthritis or some other form of joint inflammation, but you are unable to take medication or undergo surgery to alleviate your pain.  What can you do?  This short article will provide you will 5 suggestions for cooling inflammation without the use of invasive measures.  As always, you should consult your doctor or physical therapist before making changes to any existing treatment program.  Enjoy and be well! 1.  

Best Shoe Options

Best Shoe Options There recently has been a trend toward minimalist shoes with a very low profile and minimal arch support.  There certainly is some compelling research about how modern footwear has not decreased injury rates (link).  This school of thought states that the extra cushion in modern shoes has lend to increased the tendency to impact through your heel which increases forces through the joints of your legs.  These lower profile shoes force you to use your muscles more.  My

Running Injuries

As spring comes around many people are thinking about ways to stay or become active this year.  Asheville has a huge population of runners, I like that it is easy to set goals and monitor progress when choosing running over other ways to maintain health. There are many local running groups which make it easier to keep up for those who need external motivation. With all physical activity, however, there are also some pitfalls associated. Studies have shown that 50%