Faq about foot pain

  • Can I have surgery for Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fascia release surgery involves cutting part of the plantar fascia ligament to release tension and relieve inflammation of the ligament. Your doctor can use medication that numbs the area (local anesthetic) for the procedure. Plantar fascia release can be done by cutting the area (open surgery) or by inserting instruments through small incisions (endoscopic ...
  • Do I need custom orthotics to cure my plantar fasciitis? In about 90% of the plantar fasciitis cases I have seen, the patient did not need custom orthotics. It is best to treat this condition with multiply methods (see plantar fasciitis kit). Our method of treatment has always been to treat all the underlying causes for the condition and not just the symptoms. Time and ...
  • Does pronation cause plantar fasciitis? Pronation is a normal foot function that actually allows the body and your feet to absorb shock. A certain amount of pronation is desirable to reduce shock forces exerted on the foot, knee, hip and back. When the pronation becomes excessive we typically refer to it as over pronation. If you are an over pronator, ...
  • Does The Ultimate Heel & Arch Orthotic help supination? Yes! Our orthotic was designed with a medial and lateral arch support and a deep heel cup. This design helps lock the foot and ankle in a neutral position controlling excessive pronation and supination. Controlling the position of the ankle will also help keep your knees and hips aligned.
  • How can I get pain relief from plantar fasciitis? There are many methods of treatment for heel pain and plantar fasciitis, which can range from simply resting your feet to surgery. Unfortunately most of us can’t just lie around the house for weeks while our feet heal. The following is the most effective methods for relieving plantar fasciitis. I have used these methods for ...
  • How come I only have pain in one heel? I have heard this a thousand times in my career. The only real answer is that your feet, just like other parts of your body, are not identical. The bone and tissue structures are not the same. The weaker side will usually develop foot pain and symptoms first. Treat your foot problem before it develops ...
  • How did I get plantar fasciitis? Most of the people that I have seen or treated for plantar fasciitis, the person experiencing heel pain cannot pinpoint a specific event that caused the problem. Usually there was some kind of change in their activity that occurred several weeks or months prior to the onset of the heel pain. These changes could be ...
  • How does biofreeze help treat my foot pain? Biofreeze Gel works fast to relieve many types of foot pain including heel pain, arch pain, ankle pain or just general foot pain.  Biofreeze is mostly used in cold therapy pain management. Biofreeze has the same results on the body as an ice pack except it has the ability to penatrate deeper into the muscle ...
  • How long does it take for the heel pain to go away? This is a tough question to answer because for each person the healing time for foot problems can vary greatly. If you do nothing the symptoms of your plantar fasciitis may go away but in most cases the heel pain will persist. With our Plantar Fasciitis Kit you can expect pain reduction after a few ...
  • Running and walking with plantar fasciitis? You can continue with your exercise program while experiencing heel or arch pain. Just be sure to take all the precautions necessary (plantar fasciitis kit) and listen to your common sense. Back off on your mileage, speed and frequency. Where the appropriate shoes and arch supports for your heel pain.
  • Should I see a doctor for my foot problems? You should always consult your doctor for any health problem that you are experiencing. There is no substitute.
  • The internet is cluttered with information about plantar fasciitis, who should I listen to? Listen to your Doctor and then call us. We have 50 years of experience treating foot problems.
  • What if I have a heel spur? Experts in the past thought that heel spurs caused plantar fasciitis. Now experts generally believe that heel spurs are the result, not the cause, of plantar fasciitis. Many people with large heel spurs never have heel pain or plantar fasciitis. Thus, surgery to remove heel spurs is rarely done. If you do have a heel ...
  • What is a C.ped (Certified Pedorthist)? C. Ped. stands for Certified Pedorthist. The field of Pedorthics is the study of footwear and supplemental devices for footwear; including orthoses, prostheses, shoe modifications, shoe fitting and shoe fabrication.
  • What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (say “PLAN-tar fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a fibrous, flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it can get weak and you may develop tiny micro ...
  • Why do I have knee pain? Many people suffering from plantar fasciitis will “favor” the painful foot altering the gait (the manner in which you walk or run) By favoring the injured foot you are actually changing your biomechanics and putting greater stress on other parts of the body. The body is now out of alignment and the knees will receive ...
  • Why does your Plantar Fasciitis Kit work so well? Our Plantar Fasciitis Kit is the fastest and most complete way to eliminate the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis and heel pain. By treating your plantar fasciitis around the clock you will quickly experience relief from the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis. You will obtain lasting results and quickly return to your daily routine. The ...
  • Why is your foot orthotic better than others? The Ultimate Heel & Arch Orthotic was designed by noted Foot Surgeon, Dr. George G. Budak, a Podiatrist of 40 years. Dr. Budak designed The Ultimate specifically for his patients that suffered from plantar fasciitis. The Ultimate works better than all other orthotic because it supports all 3 arches in the foot! Yes our feet ...
  • Will a night splint help with my plantar fasciitis? A plantar fasciitis night splint designed for heel pain is a very effective treatment for heel pain. The night splints pulls the toes back slightly and comfortably. This gently stretches the Plantar Fascia so it will not contract during resting periods. The splint may also be worn during the day (while seated) to provide longer ...
  • Will my children inherit my bad feet? Not necessarily. But we do inherit a lot of our parents traits such as, bone structure, gait, height and facial features. The best you can do for your children is be proactive and provide them with the proper shoes. To educate yourself on how to buy the correct shoes go to Shoes for foot problems.

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