Better shoes, treatment can cure heel pain

COMMENTARY Foot care


“Oh my gosh, I hate putting my foot on the floor in the morning. It feels like a nail in my heel,” said Carolee to my query about first step pain.
She was describing the most common symptom of the most frequently seem problem in a podiatry office: the first step pain after periods of rest seen with plantar fasciitis.
The pain is usually caused by the too-strong pull of a ligamentlike structure of connective tissue that stretches from the toes to the heel. At one time the plantar fas...

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