Painful feet? – It might be plantar fasciitis.

Neurology Update

plantar fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the heel and along the sole of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is a term used to denote painful inflammation of this plantar fascia, usually from the repeated trauma that can result from unusual prolonged standing or exercise.

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the heal and sole of the foot, worse when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time.

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Typically, the pain and stiffness will improve after you take a few steps, but it may come back after sitting, or after climbing stairs or standing for a long time.

Although you feel the pain in you sole and heel, a common cause is tightness and spasm in the calf (gastrocnemius) muscles, which pulls on the Achilles tendon,  (green arrow below), flattens the…

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A New RA Book – Your Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis by Lene Anderson

Rheumatoid artritis can als be treated with PEA, several Italian physicians reached good results, and meanwhile in countries as NL and Germany comparable experiences. It can be easily added to NSAIDs without interaction problems. It increases the painkilling properties of other painkillers.

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

YourLifewithRA Final coversm (1)Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, by Lene Andersen

In today’s digital age, there is an unending list of resources on health and diseases generally, and rheumatoid arthritis specifically. Upon receiving a diagnosis, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Lene Andersen’s new book, Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects, and Pain, provides a thorough and easy to read treatise which addresses many aspects of living with RA. She attempts to get new patients to face reality while tempering that reality with hope. But this book is not just for the newly diagnosed. Veterans to RA will also gain insight, learn new ideas, and be reinvigorated to press forward in their fight with the RA beast.

When battling a chronic disease like RA, it is easy to become confused and discouraged. Through her book, Lene’s attention to detail and positive outlook is encouraging and…

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