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Be Injury Free this Spring!

Be Injury Free this Spring! By using some simple steps and common sense procedures, you can more easily avoid common injuries and problems like fractures, sprains, sunburn and blisters.

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Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis In part one, plantar fasciitis was identified as a painful condition on the bottom of the heel. This article explores treatment options. In any injury always use the RICE mnemonic: Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Plantar fasciitis is a painful, persistent problem that can be prevented/treated by proper personal care and the assistance of a trained professional. Immediate attention will help to prevent the development of bone spurs. Home exercise can be beneficial. Rolling the foot on a golf...

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? In Latin, plantar refers to the weight bearing, ground-striking part of the foot and “itis” means inflammation. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is commonly referred to as policeman’s foot or jogger’s heel. The inflammation is typically characterized by swelling, redness and pain in the bottom of the foot, typically found on the front of the heel bone—the calcaneus. Sometimes plantar fasciitis is called subcalcaneal pain...

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Put Your Best Foot Forward This Ski Season

Put Your Best Foot Forward This Ski Season Do you want optimal performance this ski season? Then, pay attention to your feet! Feet are significant because, to paraphrase an obvious point, “When your feet aren’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” But beyond the issue of pain, how your feet are supported affects other parts of your body. First in line are your knees. Studies show that collapsed arches can pre-load and predispose the knee, making ACL and meniscal injuries, commonly seen in winter sports, more likely. Lumbar fatigue and...

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