Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

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Pain in the arch or heel of your foot, most often experienced the second you step out of bed, is a classic symptom of plantar fasciitis. It results when the thick tissue that connects your heel to the base of your toes—the plantar fascia—becomes overworked and inflamed. Reducing the i
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A Good Night for Plantar Fasciitis

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When you have plantar fasciitis, sleeping may feel like the only time your feet don’t hurt so you may be reluctant to do anything that could complicate your ZZZs. You’re not alone. A lot of people don’t use their night splint as their doctor recommends. But, the ones who do wear a nig
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What is Arch Pain? Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment- Video

Experiencing arch pain? Watch this video for tips on treatment and prevention from the experts at FootSmart.  
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Plantar Fasciitis Tips for Runners

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Heel pain is a very common complaint and plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic pain, comprising 11–15% of foot complaints requiring professional care among adults.  In fact, recent research has reported that 1 in 10 people will develop plantar fasciitis during their li
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What are Heel Cups?

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Just as we might cup our hands to shield a flame from a draft or to gently cradle a tiny kitten, so do heel cups provide protection and comfort. Heel cups provide shock absorption for people with heel pain that is especially agonizing when the heel strikes the ground. Heel pain is the
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