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Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. When it gets inflamed, it typically causes heel pain, the classic symptom of plantar fasciitis (PF).

Anybody can get it, but runners are particularly susceptible. The fascia is stretched tight across the bottom of the foot and the repetitive stress of running can cause small tears. Over time, those tears can lead to long-term inflammation and heel pain. 

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Common causes of foot pain – plantar heel pain versus plantar fasciitis

Plantar Heel Pain – soreness or tenderness of the heel that has a location restricted to the UNDERSIDE (heel pad) of the heel bone. Pain often times radiates from the central part of the heel pad towards the BACK OF THE HEEL itself… VS… Plantar Fasciitis – involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue […]

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Ice or Heat for Injuries – Is the medical standard changing

A very interesting article appeared over at Spartan.com posing the question “Is RICE all wrong?”, and jumps to the question of Ice or Heat for injuries and it caught the eye of Dr. Andrew Gross and Dr. Josh Sand at out office because when we were in Chiropractic around five years ago, the automatic correct test […]

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Rocktape – Kinesiology Tape Instructions – Plantar Fasciitis ( Video )

Here at the office we see Plantar Fasciitis “limp”, “stumble”, and “trot” in just about everyday and now that “running season” has sprung with SPRING, we expect plantar to start coming in even more as we progress towards summer here in South Jersey.  Here at the office we use Active Release Technique, IASTM with SMART […]

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Calling all Philadelphia and South Jersey manual therapists! We are hosting SMART Tools with The Training Room!

Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates with the help of our good friends at The Training Room Physical Therapy group of South Jersey are proud to announce we are hosting the SMART Tools Level 1 IASTM certification at our shared facility in Washington Township aka Sewell, NJ.  We are putting the word out to everyone in […]

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So tell me about these Aline Performance Insoles all you Docs are testing out!

So for about the past month we have been testing and tuning our own Aline Orthotics (Performance Insoles) as we prepare to start fitting them semi regularly for our patients.  For the first time in a long time we are excited about an orthotic because Aline truly has a product that works very well with […]

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Dr Mark Kemenosh Seminar Recap – Guy Voyer, DO – Joint Pumping – Articular Pumping

While at the Titlest Performance Institute World Golf Fitness Summit a few weeks ago, Dr. Mark Kemenosh was introduced to Guy Voyer and Dan Hellman who were teaching an elective course on techniques they have been developing for several years now.  Who is Guy Voyer, DO?  Check out the link below! http://somafinder.com/guy/ This past weekend […]

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Plantar Fasciitis: Active Release is truly a different type of attack for Plantar issues

So tell me what I need to know about Plantar Fasciitis: Lately we are seeing a number of Plantar Fasciitis patients presenting to our office for ART (Active Release Technique).  Patients are finding out from word of mouth and from other doctors that ART is highly effective in treating stubborn foot issues like Plantar Fasciitis.  […]

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Shin Splints are never fun, but at least ART can get you better quickly!

Dr. Kemenosh, Dr. Gross, Dr. Evans, and Dr. Legath treat a lot of runners in the South Jersey area for Shin Splints using Active Release Technique.  ART attacks shin splints differently than most other therapies and often yields better results.  The one thing Dr. Mark has built is a reputation with the local cross country […]

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Up late, but always thinking, possibly dreaming, about running, so I did a search about the Hoka One One’s…

REPOST:  This blog was originally posted on 10/07/2014! I should probably be sleeping, but with all these local cross country runners from all over South Jersey and Philly coming in for Active Release treatment and performance tune ups, I just can’t help myself from reading and researching about running.  While I was searching, I found […]

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