Three Common Causes of Foot Pain

Together, your feet contain about 25 percent of all the bones in your body. With 26 bones each, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and multiple muscles and tendons, they are one of the body’s most complex structures. They are also one of the parts of the body that people tend to neglect. In fact, about 75 percent of Americans will suffer from a foot-related problem at some point in their lives, requiring the services of a podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist.   Do you suffer from foot pain or discomfort? Here are three of the most common causes of foot…
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Even Professional Athletes Can Suffer From Plantar Fasciitis…A Game Ending Ailment

Even Professional Athletes Can Suffer From Plantar Fasciitis…A Game Ending Ailment

Professional athletes such as San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan have dealt with foot pain from a partially torn plantar fascia. Many can end up on the injured list putting a screeching halt to what would have been a successful season for the whole team. Plantar fascia tears are a common result of plantar fasciitis. Your plantar fascia extends from your toes to your heel bone. When the band of tissue has been constantly stretched it can end up having microtears throughout the body of tissue and these tears can cause a lot of pain and inflammation. A partially torn…
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