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Active Release Technique (ART) For Heel Pain

Active Release Technique, or ART for short, is a treatment that was initially developed to treat soft-tissue injuries in athletes as quickly as possible. Since then, ART has gained popularity with doctors and patients to treat microtraumas, tears, and painful scar...

Benefits of Turmeric for Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain

As it turns out, turmeric (more specifically its active compound, curcumin) is more than just a delicious seasoning for your favorite Indian takeout dish. This fragrant yellow spice, a close relative of ginger, is also renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties,...

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...