Category Archives : Foot Pain

Do You Need Orthotics?

When are orthotics needed and why? Orthotic devices may be recommended for several reasons, including: 1) aligning and supporting the foot or ankle; 2) preventing, correcting or accommodating foot deformities; and 3) improving the overall function of the foot or ankle. Learn how you can benefit from a foot pad or heel insert.  A custom-molded, […]

Is There a Danger in Being Too Flexible?

What is hypermobility? Is it really possible to be too flexible? Flexibility is defined as the range of motion of your joints and the elasticity of your muscles and connective tissues. Muscles and connective tissues are malleable and can lengthen and become more flexible when you stretch regularly. Hypermobility is when joints easily move beyond […]

5 Types of Neuropathy and What to Do About Them

There are various types of neuropathy depending on what nerves are damaged, compressed or defective. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common, but there is also proximal, cranial, autonomic and focal neuropathy. Your symptoms can stem from one nerve being affected (mononeuropathy), all your nerves (poly) or two nerves being damaged (multiple mononeuropathy). Learn about the […]

Can Custom Orthotics Help You?

Your feet bear the weight of your entire body. Do your favorite shoes provide the support you need to walk comfortably throughout the day? If not, custom orthotics might help. These shoe inserts are made just for you to target whatever ailment causes you pain and discomfort. Here are eight conditions orthotics can treat. Plantar […]

Non-Invasive Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

When you walk or run, a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia stabilizes your foot with each push off the ground. If you have excess tension and inflammation in this part of your foot, you may experience heel pain with every stride. This condition, known as plantar fasciitis, is a common complaint among […]

6 Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Your feet lay the foundation for the rest of your body. If you have high arches, low arches, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, or other foot problems, the rest of your body could suffer for it. In fact, it’s common for mysterious knee pain, hip pain, leg pain, or lower back pain to originate in the feet. […]

Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis You Can Do at Home

A common running injury, plantar fasciitis manifests as persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of your heel. For some, the pain is dull and throbbing, while others experience sharp, stabbing pain. Whatever your exact symptoms are, try these at-home remedies for plantar fasciitis. Combined with full-contact orthotics and night splints, you can expect a […]

Identifying & Treating Common Running Injuries

Running is a great form of cardio exercise, but without the proper shoes and running techniques, you could easily become injured. Watch out for these annoying running injuries, and get treatment as soon as possible. Continuing to run on an injured foot or irritated knee could cause serious harm and lead to a longer recovery […]

How to Relieve Foot and Ankle Pain in Just 20 Minutes

Of all the visible parts of your body, nothing works harder than your feet! Of course, the hardest working muscles and bones are also the most susceptible to pain and injury. By performing these five exercises two to three times per day, you can relieve foot and ankle pain, strengthen your muscles, and improve your […]

10 Reasons to Ditch High Heels for Good

When it comes to wearing high heels, many women believe the notion of “no pain, no gain.” This fashion trend may make your legs look long and lean, but the pain and adverse health effects just aren’t worth it. Here are 10 good reasons to ditch high heels for good. Knee Damage Walking in high […]