Plantar Fasciitis Explained

Photo of a foot with inflammation of the plantar fascia
  What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is pain caused by the swelling of the fibrous band, Plantar Fascia, which connects the heel bone to the bones of the toes. The Plantar Fascia begins to swell and cause pain when it is experiences repeated strains which can lead to multipl
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What are Heel Spurs?

Photo of a foot with inflammation of the plantar fascia
What are Heel Spurs? Why do they cause Heel Pain? Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention Heels spurs are common causes of heel pain, but what are they? As the name suggests they are bone outgrowths that develop on your heel bone. They often form on the bottom of the heel where the plantar fa
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Bunions

by Jackie Schwartz, DPM 3rd Year Resident, The Podiatry Institute Hallux abductovalgus describes a deviation of the great toe, commonly known as a bunion deformity. It is a foot pathology commonly seen by podiatrists who understand the multiple etiologies and treatment options. Many p
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Foot Comfort Index™: Comfort Never Felt More Fashionable

FootSmart introduces the FootSmart Foot Comfort Index™, a research-based initiative addressing lifestyle choices, behaviors and conditions affecting foot comfort, foot health and shoe selection.  Partnering with Crestwood Associates, FootSmart surveyed 1,200 women from the general pop
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The Effects of High Heels On Your Feet…

By Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy Pinnacle Peak Podiatry For the woman who is lucky enough to say, ”I’ve been wearing heels for years, and I’ve never had any foot problems” – I would say, “You’re one of the lucky ones - so far…“ In my mi
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