Are Shoes Affecting Your Heel Pain?

by Michelle on 1 May 2013

Patients with heel pain need to wear supportive shoes that fit appropriately.  Dr. Gibson discussed some pros and cons of shoes  on KUTV2 morning news and explains that a lot of common shoes are not the best for your feet.  Buying the right shoes can save you a lot of heel pain over time. If you’re having heel pain, getting the proper shoes could be the first step.

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Calf Stretch

by Michelle on 26 March 2013

The plantar fascia is attached to the calf muscle.  While the plantar fascia itself does not stretch out, the calf can stretch and gain a larger range of motion over time.  This increased length decreases the pulling on the plantar fascia, which decreases the pain of plantar fasciitis.  Stretching is one of the first things to try for an inflamed plantar fascia.  Use this list of calf stretches for plantar fasciitis to get started.

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Sever’s Disease (Children)

March 5, 2013

Sever’s disease is the most common cause of heel pain among active children. Signs and Symptoms Swelling and redness in the heel difficulty walking Discomfort or stiffness in the feet upon awaking Discomfort when the heel is squeezed on both sides An unusual walk, such as walking with a limp or on tiptoes to avoid [...]

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Plantar Warts

June 21, 2011

A common problem on the foot is a thickening of the skin from a virus infection, called a wart or Verruca.  This problem can occur anywhere on the skin, but commonly is encountered on the hands or feet, especially the plantar surface (bottom surface) of the foot.  A Plantar Wart is this presentation on the plantar surface of the foot and [...]

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