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The most common questions about heel pain and how to treat other types of foot pain.

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 key success to this kit is the around the clock heel pain treatment!

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 and soft tissue. Cold therapy is the process in which the area of an injury is cooled below the average body temperature. Since heating soft tissue will increase blood flow to the area in which it is applied, cold does the opposite and reduces the blood flow to the affected area. This process is known as cryotherapy and reduces the ability of your nerves to receive and send pain stimuli. The cold also works as a way to decrease the swelling in the affected area.

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 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.

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 most of misalignment, thereby causing stress and strain. I have seen people experience side effects from heel pain that effects the hips, back and even shoulders.

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.

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 in the other foot!

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.

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.

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, with each step you take you are over stretching the plantar fascia, which will ultimately result in stress or tearing the plantar fascia. Once this occurs the pain and inflammation are sure to follow. Over pronation is the number one cause of plantar fasciitis!