UFAI Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Articles Archive

SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology: A Revolution in Foot and Ankle Care

SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology: A Revolution in Foot and Ankle Care

Biotechnology has changed how modern podiatry is practiced The treatment of foot and ankle conditions has dramatically improved in the past decade. The most significant advancements have come from biotechnology that capitalizes on the human body’s capacity to heal damaged and inflamed tissue using natural anti-inflammatory mechanisms, growth factors, and stem cells for tissue regeneration. A quick recap of the read more »

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Avoiding Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries While Dog Walking During a Pandemic

Avoiding Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries While Dog Walking During a Pandemic

Like many other dog owners, my golden retriever, Beau, and I have logged more miles together in the past few months than ever before. I have always been an active person, as many of my patients are, running, hiking, going to the gym, but due to COVID-19, I have been spending much more time than usual just being home, and read more »

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Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Every day in the US, 25,000 people sprain their ankle. Over the course of a year, 1 million Americans will visit the emergency room because of an ankle injury, with sprains and fractures being the most common complaint. Half these sprains are the result of athletic activity. Many of these sports-related injuries can be prevented simply by doing a few warm-up exercises before a read more »

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Rethinking the Options For Treating Plantar Fasciitis

The following article appeared in Podiatry Today and was authored by University Foot and Ankle’s Dr. Bob Baravarian. Plantar fasciitis is at epidemic levels with suggestions that one in six Americans may have the condition. Patients often attempt to treat plantar fasciitis at home prior to seeing a doctor. In my experience, the majority of patients treat their heel pain read more »

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Plantar Fasciitis: How to Treat Heel Pain in the Morning

Plantar Fasciitis: How to Treat Heel Pain in the Morning

You’ve had a great night’s sleep, filled with dreams in which you were 20 years younger, 20 pounds lighter, and had just won the lottery. Contemplating all the wonderful opportunities the new day will bring, you swing your legs out of bed and take your first step. Suddenly you’re back on the bed, felled by a shocking burst of stabbing read more »

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Two Clinical Trials for Plantar Fasciitis and Chronic Heel Pain now at UFAI

Two Clinical Trials for Plantar Fasciitis and Chronic Heel Pain now at UFAI

Applications currently accepted for UFAI patients and non-patients alike. No charge to participate and health insurance is not needed. Plantar Fasciitis, or heel pain syndrome (as it is also known), is one of the most common foot problems in the United States today. Plantar fasciitis pain is usually located in the heel or arch of the foot and is often read more »

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Topaz, Tenex or Tenjet: which is best for chronic plantar fasciitis?

Topaz, Tenex or Tenjet: which is best for chronic plantar fasciitis?

What is chronic plantar fasciitis and how is it treated? The plantar fascia is the amazingly strong thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. It supports the arch and helps keep your foot from curling into a ball. Chronic plantar fasciitis is defined as plantar fascia pain experienced for at least 3-6 months without resolution. read more »

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Modern Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options Explained

Modern Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options Explained

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic ailments in the United States. The number of patients known to have the problem is estimated to be between six and seven million. Many patients attempt to treat the problem at home prior to seeking treatment from a doctor which is fine unless the problem has been present for an extended read more »

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If You’re Suffering With Foot and Heel Pain, Don’t Ignore It.

If You’re Suffering With Foot and Heel Pain, Don’t Ignore It.

When your car starts making scary noises, one tempting response is to turn up the radio. Ignore it, give it some time, it will probably go away, right? Unfortunately, this response will often leave you calling a tow truck for a problem that could have been readily fixed, if it had only received prompt attention. The same principle applies to read more »

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