Plantar Fasciitis: Separating Fact from Fiction

Plantar FasciitisFICTION: The plantar fascia is a muscle on the bottom of the foot. FACT: It’s not a muscle – although it is, indeed, located on the bottom of the foot. It’s actually a ligament – a thick, fibrous band of tissue that supports and stabilizes your arch. FICTION: You get plantar fasciitis only if you have flat feet. FACT: People with flat feet may develop…

What To Do About Heel Pain

heel painIf you’ve got nagging heel pain, don’t wait to see our podiatrists. It could be plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain and a condition that will probably get worse unless you take some steps to rein it in. What is plantar fasciitis? It’s inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick ligament that runs from your heel bone to your toes.…

Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

3883331 S Tennis Man Injury Racket Court Kneel BallFoot and ankle injuries happen all the time in tennis. It comes with the territory. Players are continually running up and back, jumping, and stopping, and starting on hard surfaces. These actions set the scene perfectly for frequent injuries. Here are the 5 most common foot and ankle injuries that affect both amateur and professional tennis players: Sprains. If you watched or read about the…

Get Off the Plantar Fasciitis Rollercoaster

11986494 M Roller Coaster Accident Fall Injury Amusement Park Theme Park RideImagine getting out of bed every morning, planting your feet on the floor, standing up, and immediately regretting your decision to start the day. Why? – Because your foot is on fire. The pain of plantar fasciitis begins in your heel and travels into your arch. You can barely stand without crying, let alone walk. But family, chores, and work beckon, so you take a…

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

107212945 Woman's Leg Hurts, Pain In The Heel, Massage Of Female Feet At HomePlantar fasciitis is the number one cause of heel pain among our patients here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, the long, flat ligament that stretches across the bottom of your foot, becomes inflamed. There are several ways you can irritate your plantar fascia: Wearing unsupportive shoes. When you wear shoes that don’t have much in the…