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Problems in the Foundation: Are Your Feet Causing Your Back Pain?

Occasionally patients come in with low back pain that they describe as happening when they walk or are on their feet. For most back pain patients, it is exactly the opposite. They get some relief with standing and movement, but feel worse when sitting for prolonged periods (and sitting is often part of the cause). The body gives us a strong clue when pain comes with standing or walking. It...

Foot Pain? It Could Be Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common musculoskeletal concern that podiatrists see. Plantar fasciitis (pronounced “fash-ee-eye-tis”) is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia. This is a band of tissue that runs along the base of the foot from the heel to the ball of the foot. It plays a role in maintaining the foot’s arch. It also helps to create energy efficiency when walking and running. With overuse, or excessive pressure, the fascia can become irritated and inflamed.

Orthotics: A Solution for Many Common Pains

What are orthotics? An orthotic device is an insert placed in the shoes, under the feet, to correct foot posture. Most people have a natural foot posture, which is not always efficient. For example, they may have flat feet, meaning they tend to be pronated. Or, they may have high-arched feet. Shoes are very generic and don’t account for these differences. Different brands also vary in fit and can work better for...