Heel Health, Plantar Fasciitis Health

What You Can Do If You Have Forefoot Varus

    SUMMARY: Not familiar with the forefoot varus deformity? Read on to know more about this foot deformity and how you can correct it.   Forefoot varus is a condition where there is angulation or inversion of the bones of the front of the foot in relation to the heel. In a forefoot varus deformity, the bones on the inside of the foot are slightly high off the surface compared to the outer part of the foot during weight-bearing. Normally, there are three points that touch the ground when weight-bearing – the heel, big toe joint, and little

Heel Health, Plantar Fasciitis Health

Heel Strike When Running: Is It That Bad?

    SUMMARY: Are you a runner who now has apprehensions about heel striking? Is it really that bad? Read on to find out what experts have to say about the heel strike pattern and if you should abandon it.   Although some people have been running for years, many are still perplexed on what their feet should do once they hit the ground. The majority of runners hit the ground with their heel first. However, some believe that heel striking means you have a poor form. In the recent years a lot of runners have moved away from heel striking and have

Plantar Fasciitis Health

Simple Exercises to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

  Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis? Is the pain bothering you? Plantar fasciitis is a common condition where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed due to overuse or excessive strain. Heel pain is common among people with plantar fasciitis. Podiatrists recommend that  people with plantar fasciitis perform certain exercises to prevent heel pain and regain mobility. These exercises also control the condition and help strengthen the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis exercises help improve the symptoms of the condition. Certain exercises – like running and ju

Heel Health, Plantar Fasciitis Health

Plantar Fasciitis Explained: What You Need to Know About Your Heel Pain

  It's hard to ignore plantar fasciitis, especially the heel pain that comes with it. Let's get to know this foot problem a bit better and have a better understanding of what is happening down there.   The Basics of Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia degenerates or becomes inflamed. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is excessive strain on the foot, causing chronic irritation on its arch. It affects people who are on their foot most of the time. Walkers, runners, nurses,

Plantar Fasciitis Health

What You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis

  The heel is connected to the anterior part of the foot by the Plantar Fasciitis. This ligament also provides support to the arch of the foot and aids in walking. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes heel pain and arch pain. Plantar fasciitis is a common orthopedic condition. The plantar fascia ligament supports the foot's arch and gets torn or damaged when there is too much pressure on it. It also gets worn out and becomes inflamed from daily use. This in turn leads to heel stiffness and discomfort. (more…)