Do you love flip flops? Well, hate to break it to you, but they might be the root of your heel pain, a.k.a. plantar fasciitis. Yes, wearing those thin sandals or squishy flip flops all summer long might be the reason why you’re struggling with heel pain this winter. Before you give up on your favorite shoes altogether, read on to learn how to make flip flops work for you – and your feet.
It's no secret that plantar fasciitis is a common runner's affliction. Achilles tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome, and even runner's knee can sideline runners for weeks or months, but plantar fasciitis is often the most stubborn injury to overcome. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help with plantar fasciitis pain while you run. Check out these tips below!
Did you know that women are four times more likely to develop foot problems than men? I have two words for you: high heels. There’s no denying that high heels make us feel powerful, confident, and sexy. But those same sky-high stilettos can actually be pretty bad for our foot health. If you want to keep your feet healthy and pain-free, it might be time to ditch the high heels and opt for a more comfortable option instead. Keep reading to learn more about the negative effects of high heels and discover some better options for shoes that will still make you look fabulous.
You're out and about with your little one, enjoying a day at the park. Suddenly they start limping and complain of heel pain. Or maybe your child no longer wants to participate in activities. What could it be? Is their heel hurting because they're growing so fast? Heel pain does not just occur in adults with plantar fasciitis, but is a common problem in kids, especially during growth spurts.
There’s no question that factory work is physically exhausting, and extended periods of time spent on your feet in steel-toe boots take their toll.
I love to see patients' faces when I tell them orthotics can't help their issue. Their jaws drop and the look of incredulity is priceless. But you said…but I thought…wait…orthotics DON'T help? Then why did you prescribe them? I then explain that orthotics can't...