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Plantar fasciitis - why do I need to stretch?

When you look at the cross section of folks who have plantar fasciitis, what you'll come to recognize is that this particular demographic is a group of people who are active, middle aged and just a tad over weight. So why is this particular group of folks prone to plantar fasciitis? There's actually a couple of reasons, but let's focus in on the calf as one of the primary contributing factors in the onset of plantar fasciitis.

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.

Tips for choosing the right carbon/glass fiber orthotic - Hallux Trainer Insoles

So far in this series of blog posts about carbon fiber inserts, we've talked about several of the carbon fiber orthotics that we use. But to date, none of these orthotics are 'tailored'. When I say tailored, I'm referring to an orthotic that is dress out as a finished product.

Tips for choosing the right carbon/glass fiber orthotic - Glass Fiber Shoe Plate Flat

Why would you choose a flat carbon graphite plate? When we first started to sell flat carbon graphite plates I didn't really see them as a very practical tool. They're primarily used to stiffen the shoe and my experience that was their sole use (what a pun, eh? sole use?). But it's been interesting how our customers have taken to them.