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Blog posts tagged with 'heel pain'

Plantar Fasciitis | History
Plantar Fasciitis | History

Plantar fasciitis is actually a fairly new medical term that is used to describe an old problem - heel spur. What's the history of this transition from heel spur to plantar fasciitis? Thsi article explores the definitions of heel pain and the history of plantar fasciitis.

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.

Plantar fasciitis - what's the best heel pad?

When selecting a heel cushion or heel lift to treat plantar fasciitis, remember that there's a distinct difference between the function of a heel cushion and the function of a lift. A little background is in order.

Plantar fasciitis - do I need to buy a night splint?

What's the best way to treat plantar fasciitis? Stretches are helpful as are a heel lift. What's the place of a night splint in the treatment of plantar fasciitis? This article explores the use of a night splint in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis - why did I get it and how do I make it go away?

We meet at the store each week to go over foot conditions and how to treat them. Just a good opportunity to talk shop. This week we got into some of the subleties of plantar fasciitis and how to treat it. First though, to understand the basics of plantar fasciitis, be sure to read our knowledge base article on plantar fasciitis. I think that's really a great springboard to get you oriented to the condition.