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What is the Fat Pad Squeeze Test?

The fat pad squeeze test is a diagnostic tool your doctor may use to rule out stress fractures and bursitis before ordering imaging scans, or making a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Keep reading to learn what you should expect from a calcaneus squeeze test, when your...

Are Crocs and Clogs Good or Bad for Plantar Fasciitis?

There’s no question that clogs and Crocs are amazing. We love the way they slide right on without laces and straps, softly cradle our tired feet, and take us everywhere from the beach to the grocery store. But we all know that the things we love aren’t always good for...

Pros and Cons of Custom Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or have been struggling with heel pain for months, chances are you have wondered whether or not you need custom orthotics. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of custom shoe inserts that can help you make...

How to Find a Foot Doctor Near Me

If you’re suffering from chronic or severe symptoms of plantar fasciitis, the question, “How do I find a heel pain doctor near me?” is at the very top of your list. And while that question might seem easy enough to answer in the information age, it can be surprisingly...

Tenex Procedure for Plantar Fasciitis

The idea of removing scar tissue to treat soft-tissue injuries isn’t new. But there is a new, minimally invasive method of scar tissue removal that’s generating a lot of buzz! The Tenex procedure, which was created in partnership with the Mayo Clinic as an alternative...

Is Plantar Fasciitis a Hereditary Condition?

At first glance, the question of whether or not common sources of heel pain, including plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, are genetic looks like a firm “no.” There is no such thing as a “plantar fasciitis gene,” or a DNA marker for heel spurs. However, on closer...