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Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that pricey devices were generally no better than inexpensive store-bought inserts – or any other "conservative" treatment – when it came to managing plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the heel, due to ...

Health Tip: Buy the Right Running Shoes

Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Using the correct running shoes can help your feet feel great and protect against injury. Here are guidelines for which shoes to buy, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association: Choose running shoes that offer plenty of shock absorption. Look for shoes that are compatible with your arch type, whether it's high, medium or low. Meet with a podiatrist, who can help identify your type ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted 5 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tendon in the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed and painful. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society says risk factors include: Being female. Being overweight. Working in a job in which you must walk around or stand on a hard surface for long periods. Walking or running long distances regularly. Having tight calf muscles, flat feet or high arches.

Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain

Posted 3 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- If your feet tilt inward or you have foot pain for another reason, shoe inserts may help tame discomfort. The American Podiatric Medical Association says types of shoe inserts include: Arch supports to help counter high or low arches. Plastic, gel or foam inserts that provide cushioning and support. Heel cups, pads or liners that cushion the heels, particularly in older people who have lost ...

Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot

Posted 27 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Pain in the heel may range from a minor nuisance to disabling. The American Podiatric Medical Association mentions these possible causes: Formation of a spur, a non-cancerous bony growth, in this case on the bottom of the heel. Plantar fasciitis, in which the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. Pronation, in which the foot turns too much toward the inside. This ...

Health Tip: Stretch To Help Plantar Fasciitis

Posted 28 May 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue that stretches across the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed and painful. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society suggests: Avoid putting weight on the foot until the inflammation has subsided. Ice the bottom of the foot several times per day, for 20 minutes at a time. Talk to your doctor about taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ...

Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted 2 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 – An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. The finding is based on a short-term study involving just 65 patients, the researchers noted. "While the long-term outcome studies are in progress, the results we have seen to date are very promising," said ...

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