Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The pain is generally felt just in front of the heel bone and also on the inside arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is worse after prolonged periods of inactivity such as the first few steps in the morning or after sitting at a desk. This post will discuss what causes plantar fasciitis and what can be done about it.
One of the most frequently recommended treatments for tendon pain is stretching. The thought is that tight muscles place tension on the tendons leading to pain, therefore, stretching will help decrease muscle tone and tendon pain. However, could stretching actually make tendon pain worse? This post will discuss tendons and whether stretching is beneficial.
Chances are if you’ve ever suffered a lower extremity injury, someone has told you that it was because you pronate when you walk or run. While it is true that you pronate with each step, it is not necessarily true that it is because of pronation. This blog post will discuss the normal gait cycle and why pronation may not be the reason for your pain.
Graston Technique is a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. It is used in the treatment of soft tissue disorders such as tendinopathy, strains, sprains, and fasciopathy. This article discusses how Graston Technique/instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization works and which conditions it is used to treat.
Plantar fasciopathy (formerly called plantar fasciitis) is a common cause of heel pain, especially among runners. There are several causes for plantar fasciopathy including restricted ankle mobility and prolonged standing. This blog post covers what plantar fasciopathy is and what you can do to get rid of it.