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. 

plantar fasciitis

What are the symptoms of

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Achilles Tendonitis

Friday, August 28th, 2009

What Is Achilles Tendonitis?

It is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is a band of fibers that runs from the lower calf to the top of the heel.  It connects the muscles in the back of the leg (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone or calcaneus.  

Achilles Tendonitis / Tendonosis

What Are the Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis?

Pain is the major symptom.  The area may be tender and slightly swollen.  Some redness may be present, but usually, the only symptom is pain. … Read the Full Article