Below are listed a number of recent news articles about Plantar Fasciitis and how to find relief.
Tips and Tricks - Plantar Fasciitis
This is an interesting article and video on a New York-based online newspaper with some useful tips and tricks to help ease the pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis.
How to prevent Plantar Fasciitis
This Physiotherapy blog gives some good advice on how to prevent Plantar Fasciitis in the gym.
How to buy the best running shoes
This Fox News article gives some great advice of what to look for when buying new running shoes , and how this can help prevent foot problems such as plantar fasciitis.
Hi I have had trouble with my feet since childhood as my feet roll inwards. It is very common in my family. But the last years have been a nightmare, because i not only feel like my feet are being crushed, and hobble out of bed in the morning and find walking very i have hot painful lumps in my achilles tendon above my heel, with a terrible stretching feeling there too. I am in agony! after a short walk i limp along and sometimes i feel i cant walk any further. I have stretching pain in calves. I wonder if the actual "Achilles Tendon pain is part of plantar fasc; or something completely seperate. does anyone else have this problem? i also have crunchy painful knees and painful hip. so i guess this is all down to the misalignment of my feet? All i know is i feel like a cripple everyday!
Interesting that you don’t mention what I find to be the #1 cause of plantar fascitis. It is trigger points in the soleus muscle which cannot be stretched in the same manner that is used to stretch the other calf muscle (the gastrocnemius). You can work the foot and heeel all day long and not resolve the problem until you get rid of the triggr points in the soleus and learn how to stretch it properly.
I am a massage therapist and you don’t even mention seeing this group of professionals who can be very helpful in working with someone. Massage the calf; do NOT massage the foot. Once you have gotten rid of the trigger points and gotten the calf muscles in good shape you can then massage the foot…..but chances are you wont’ need to. It will have become a non-issue.