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Plantar Fasciitis vs. Heel Spurs

By Noelle Ihli, medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are two different but closely connected conditions that lead to chronic or intermittent pain in your feet and heels. Knowing the difference between the two, and also how...

The Worst Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

By Noelle Ihli, medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. It’s a jungle out there when it comes to shoes and plantar fasciitis. Lurking in your favorite pair of shoes could be an arch-killer. Is your closet safe? Which shoes do the most harm to your feet when...

Does Strength Training Help or Hurt Plantar Fasciitis?

By Noelle Ihli, medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. Most people who take part in strength training programs like Crossfit or BodyPump are typically very dedicated to health and fitness. And while high-impact strength training can have incredible...

Is Plantar Fasciitis a Disability?

The answer to this question depends a lot on context. A disability can be medical–an injury or a limitation that affects how you live your life. Or a disability can be a legal classification that determines whether or not you’re able to receive different...

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for Plantar Fasciitis

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT for short) is a treatment for Plantar Fasciitis that involves manipulating the bones and connective tissues in the foot to help them align properly, bear weight more effectively, and work correctly in tandem with the arch of...

Evidence Based Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence for most Plantar Fasciitis treatments. Everyone has a cousin or friend of a friend who swears by a particular way of banishing heel pain. But what does the evidence say? While anecdotes and recommendations from friends and family...