Arch Pain & Flat Feet

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Plantar Fasciitis

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament that stretches from the back of the heel to the ball of the foot.  Known as the plantar fascia ligament, it is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot.  It is one of the most common conditions that affect the feet, occurring in about 10% of all Americans at some point in their lifetime.  Reportedly, some two million Americans seek treatment each year. 

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What are the symptoms of

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Hammertoes

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

What are Hammertoes?

A hammertoe is a deformity that can occur from a number of causes.  It is so called, because the toe(s) resemble a hammer.  They are permanently bent at the joints, rather than lying normally.

While this deformity can occur on any toe, it is most common on the second, third or fourth toe and affects the joint closest to the end of the toe.

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A similar condition is mallet toe, which affects the upper joint, closest to … Read the Full Article

Foot & Heel Pain

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Foot & heel pain can be caused by a number of different conditions.  But, the most common cause is wearing poor-fitting (or poorly designed) shoes.

Whether or not you spend a great deal of time on your feet, it is important that your arches are properly supported, that the shoe is wide enough and that the heels are not too high.

High-heeled pointy toed shoes cause more aches and pains than just the ones experienced in the feet.  The knees, … Read the Full Article

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