Why Our Feet Hurt Our bodies are amazing machines; they are the perfect balance of bones, muscles and fluids. Special cushioning is provided in our joints at vital regions in the body where weight-bearing pressure points occur. Nonetheless, when this fragile combination is disrupted by an injury or physical issue, severe pain can occur. Heel […]
Foot stretching exercises along with orthotic insoles providing firm foot arch support go a long way to prevent and mitigate heel pain due to over-pronation and related foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
A new study conducted at fifteen orthopedic foot centers found prefabricated orthotic insoles to be more effective than the more expensive custom-made insoles sold at many foot care specialty stores. The study’s conclusion provides a starling result that could save millions annually in health care costs.
Pediatric heel pain is a warning sign that a child has a foot condition that needs to be evaluated. A common cause of heel pain in children is a condition called calcaneal apophysitis. This condition usually causes pain and tenderness in the back and bottom of the heel when walking, and the heel is painful when touched. Over-pronation increases the stress on the growth plate, and is therefore a major contributing factor to pediatric heel pain.
Knee and lower leg pain is a common complaint among many people, and can have many different causes. A common cause of leg and knee pain is a biomechanical disorder known as over-pronation.
Foot ailments involving Achilles tendon pain are somewhat common, especially among athletes who practice sports such as soccer, track, gymnastics, and basketball. The Achilles Tendon is the band of fibrous tissue that attaches the heel and the calf muscle. This tendon performs the functions of enabling movements such as pushing off while running, or walking on tip-toes. As a result, people who often put these issues under excessive pressure suffer from inflammation of the Achilles Tendon, also known as Achilles Tendonitis.