A Case For Orthotics?

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It’s been well over a year since I’ve discussed orthotics. Orthotics, just like stretching, is an emotional and somewhat controversial topic because so many believe in their effectiveness for injury treatment and prevention. Others, such as myself, feel as though they either create, provoke, or hide a true problem. In my article, “Are Orthotics Ever […]

Are Orthotics Really Ever Necessary?

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The prescription and use of orthotics is a hot topic. Some physicians don’t appreciate that fact that I think orthotics are expensive pieces of carbon graphite, neoprene, and other material that most often serve as a disservice to the patient. My stance on orthotics is such due to how I evaluate, treat, and manage patients. […]

Plantar Fasciitis: How Runners Can Learn How To Step Out of the Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a type of foot pain that occurs in the heel and sometimes in or around the arch of the foot as your plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. Symptoms are usually worse in the morning, and tend to ease off or go away as you […]

Kuru Footwear Gonna Help Your Plantar Fasciitis? Highly Unlikely

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Kuru Footwear is the latest example of superficially treating the symptoms of a foot injury without addressing the underlying cause. In this case, Kuru has planted its feet-first flag on plantar fasciitis, the scourge of runners. Never had pf? You are lucky or smart, or both. If you had pf, you know what an icepick-jabbing-in […]

Sock Doc: Treatment & Prevention of Plantar Fasciitis

Video Transcript Hey, this is Sock Doc. And today I’m going to talk about plantar fasciitis, a common problem that many people have, pain in their foot, pain in the heel. Typically, it’s worse as you get up in the morning and step down out of bed. People get a sharp pain in their heel, […]