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

Foot Health, Heel Health

Harmful Effects of High Heels on Your Feet and Body – Heel Pain

    SUMMARY: Love to wear high heels every single day? Maybe it's time to say good-bye to your favorite type of footwear. Find out how high heels can harm your feet and get the motivation you need to finally switch to more comfortable footwear.   Wherever you go, you'll see women wearing high heels and stilettos. These types of shoes are popular and fashionable, making them a staple for some ladies. It makes them taller, prettier, and increases their confidence. Then again, wearing high heels comes with a price. It has harmful effects to your

Heel Health

Foot Pain | What High Heels Do to Your Feet

    Do you love wearing high heels that your shoe boxes already take up a big part of your closet? If high heels are an integral part of your life, there's a big chance you already have foot pain by now. Unlike the Hollywood actresses that run with high heels on, wearing high heels in real life can kill your legs and feet. You're lucky if it hasn't yet because it means you might have been taking good care of your feet.   What Experts Say Experts say that women love high heels and can't seem to let go of their shoes. However, if you wear high-he

Heel Health

The 411 on Heel Spurs: How to Treat and Prevent It

A heel spurs is a calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. It can extend forward to as much as half an inch as seen on an X-ray. Without any X-ray evidence, the condition is usually called “heel spur syndrome.” Although most heel spurs do not cause pain, some come with heel pain. The pain is usually associated with plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia) that connects the heel bone to the ball of foot. Heel spurs and other similar conditions are treated with custom-made orthotics, exercise, anti-in

Foot Health

How You Can Avoid Foot Pain from Wearing High Heels

  For most women a pair of high heels is all they need to lift their moods. Who doesn't want a sassy Manolo? But if it seems that those heels are no longer as comfortable as they were years ago, then you're one good observer. Experts say that our feet change as we age. Some of these changes make it uncomfortable to wear high heels once you've reached your 40s and 50s. Talk about midlife crisis; they apply to our feet, too! So what has changed over the years? As you age, the bottom of your foot loses fat. These fatty deposits protect the ball of foot. Some

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,