Pain, often excruciating pain, is one of the most obvious symptoms of plantar fasciitis. This common condition involves the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes.1 The pain is usually most severe when you first get out of bed, but it can persist throughout the entire day if you’re frequently on your feet.
Your feet take a beating throughout your entire life, and the effects of that beating can really start to show once you get older. In addition to the years of wear, tear and constantly bearing your weight, feet experience the same aging process that’s going on the in rest of your body.
The word “creep” already has a negative connotation in various settings, and the anatomical definition of creep can be just as ugly. Creep refers to the progressive deformation of bodily structures which occurs when the structures are under a constant load they were not designed to handle.
If you have a painful knot or taut band in a particular muscle, you may be suffering from the all-too-common myofascial trigger point. Active trigger points are the consistently painful ones, while latent trigger points are those that only cause pain when you apply pressure to them. Both types can lead to more severe issues down the line, although you can take action to help halt their development or eliminate them.
The digital age comes with plenty of side effects, one of which is the painful and headache-inducing FHP, or forward head posture. Read on to find out if you suffer from FHP and what you can do to correct it.
Thanks to our lifestyles riddled with lots of sitting and little movement, our bodies are breaking down. The breakdown is apparent in things like back pain and repetitive stress injuries. Treating the pain is not the answer, but Foundation Training can be. Read on to learn more!
Bunions are common, but not inevitable. Knowing what contributes to their development can help you halt and even prevent this painful condition.
How many hours each day do you spend sitting around? If you’re like most of us, it can be anywhere from 7 to 15 hours, or most of our waking life. Now check out what all that sitting can do to your health.
Most of us don’t sit around thinking about the human body’s evolution. And that’s a main reason we’re living longer but suffering ill health along the way. At least that’s the reason outlined by Harvard University evolutionary professor Daniel Lieberman, who puts it all on the table in his book The Story of the Human Body. He outlines how modern man typically mistakes comfort for well-being, and many of the things that make us comfortable are also eroding our health.