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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...

Everything You Need to Know About Plantar Fascial Thickening

You may have heard that the thickness of your plantar fascia ligament is related to whether or not you have a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. But what exactly does that mean? How thick is the average plantar fascia ligament? Why does the ligament get thicker in...

Radiation Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, is a medical treatment that uses a targeted dose of radiation (a type of energy) to break down certain types of tissue in the human body. Higher doses of radiation are commonly used to shrink cancerous tumors. Lower doses...

Diagnostic Imaging for Heel Pain: X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, CT-Scan

Diagnostic imaging can be an invaluable tool for treating and diagnosing heel pain, allowing doctors and healthcare providers a literal look beneath the surface. What are the different types of imaging commonly used for Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain? When is...