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What's a scaphoid pad?

Scaphoid pads are a large arch pad that is used to support the arch of he foot. Scaphoid pads are a little different from arch cookies. This article looks at the differences and how to use a scaphoid pad in your shoe.

CMS Data On Medicare Payments to Doctors

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), also known as Medicare, published data this week that publicly shows how much it paid to individual doctors during 2012. Here's a link to a NY Times interactive tool that allows you to look up payments by doctor and zip code. The tool shows total payments and frequency of billing.

The frontal plane - treating pronation

So is pronation just a flattening of the arch? In many respects, yes. You can say that a pronated foot is a flat foot. But you have to remember that there's a number of different medical conditions that result in pronation. What we'll be focusing on treating in this blog post are the cases of simple flat feet that result in foot fatigue.

What's the difference between plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis?

We all got together this morning at Myfootshop.com for coffee and discussion regarding products and conditions. Since plantar fasciitis is such a common problem, we've been spending a few weeks on the topic. Part of the discussion this morning focused on the differences between acute and chronic plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis.

Plantar fasciitis - what's the purpose of a horseshoe pad?

The use of a cut-out heel pad or horseshoe pad dates back to the days when we believed that the primary contributing factor to heel pain was a spur on the bottom of the heel. Popular belief was that standing on the spur resulted in pain. Cut-out pads were used to pocket the bottom of the heel.