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According to Dr. Frank Sinkoe, a podiatrist who works with Atlanta Ballet, underlying muscle and postural imbalances throughout the foot, leg, and hip (combined with overexertion), are often the causes of plantar fasciitis. It's usually treated with a stretching and strengthening program of orthotics, medications, and physical therapy. Extreme cases may need cortisone injections and, in very rare cases, surgery.
 
Dr. Frank Sinkoe
 
 
It's also possible that you've been misdiagnosed. According to Sinkoe, Baxter's neuritis, a compression of nerves in the heel, is often mistaken for plantar fasciitis because of its symptoms and location. The treatment, however, is different. (One sign you may have Baxter's neuritis is if you have trouble curling your little toe in a podiatric assessment.) "Certain muscle groups are going to be tighter on dancers than on a regular person or even a runner," says Sinkoe, citing the hip flexors, lateral hamstrings, and gastroc soleus muscles. "You shouldn't just treat the heel; you have to treat the whole kinetic chain."
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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