Saturday, July 29, 2006

Study On Heart Rate Monitors

Check out a comparative study of different heart rate monitors. Just click on the Title link above!

Plantar Fasciitis/Heel and Arch Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a fibrous band of tissue that
runs from the heel to the toes. Pain is felt along the inside bottom of your foot
anywhere from the heel through the arch.

The plantar fascia typically becomes inflamed when it works through more of a range
of motion than it's designed to do. Runners with tight Achilles tendons, who
overpronate, have high arches, have rigid feet, and inflexible running shoes are most
likely to suffer with Plantar Fasciitis.

The best treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is to ice the bottom of your foot from heel to
ball and to make sure that your shoes have the proper combination of motion control
and cushioning. Freezing a tennis ball and rolling your foot on top, as well as
working on calf flexibility are great methods for alleviating plantar faciitis pain.