Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Heel Pain and Obesity: The Chicken or the Egg? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Heel Pain and Obesity: The Chicken or the Egg?

A new survey has found that heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, a problem affecting almost a third of people who are overweight, often limits exercise and therefore makes it difficult for people to lose weight. The survey of 381 adult Americans, conducted by Heeling Solutions LLC, (www.heelingsolutions.com) found that 90% of people with heel pain who exercise at least 1 to 2 times per week report that heel pain limits their physical activity. The survey also found that 69% of people reporting heel pain were interested in losing weight, as compared to 58% of the general public.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common type of heel pain and is an example of a physical condition that can prevent or derail a weight loss program. It usually strikes people when they are increasing the amount of physical activity that they do. Be it a runner training for a marathon, a weekend warrior at a weekend tennis game, or an obese person starting to exercise. The change in the amount of stress put on the heel and foot can lead to plantar fasciitis. This can be especially devastating for overweight people who often develop plantar fasciitis as they begin to see progress in their attempt to lose weight.

"It strikes people of all ages and levels of physical activity," says David Nader, an exercise physiologist and advisor to Heeling Solutions, a company focused on helping patients and their doctors resolve heel pain through education and non-invasive techniques. Plantar fasciitis does not discriminate; even pro-athletes in excellent shape get it. For example Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss, who missed last years Pro Bowl, because of plantar fasciitis, or the Pistons Rasheed Wallace, one of this years key players in the NBA finals, who battled plantar fasciitis since late in the 2004 season.

Though in most cases heel problems are not directly causing obesity, it is clear that resolving heel pain is important to staying healthy and losing weight for a large number of people.

"Some diseases like arthritis, tend to greatly reduce a person ability to exercise, and there is little that one can do about them, however, there are others like plantar fasciitis where that need not be the case," according to Dr. Jeffrey Peterson, physician with the Northern California Institute of Sports Medicine, "Most people can recover from plantar fasciitis using conservative means, which can really make a difference in helping people lose the weight."

Many people needlessly suffer from heel pain for years before they do anything about it. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it is estimated that 2 million people seek treatment for plantar fasciitis every year in the United States, and it is believed that there are several million more who go untreated and suffer needlessly. In most cases the longer a person waits to seek treatment the longer it will take to get rid of it.

If your heel hurts and it is limiting your ability to exercise, its time to get diagnosed and get on the road to recovery.

Daniel Marein-Efron is a former plantar fasciitis sufferer and President of Heeling Solutions LLC http://www.heelingsolutions.com . Mr. Marein-Efron has been involved with a variety of entrepreneurial businesses through his consulting company DMEX Consulting LLC.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Women's Health

Khloe Kardashian Says She's Already Lost 33 Pounds Since Giving Birth To True
Women's Health
Khloe Kardashian revealed on her app that she's lost 33 pounds since giving birth to her daughter True just three months ago. Khloe, 34, said she was shocked to learn that she had lost that much weight that quickly. The reality TV star credits her ...
Khloe Kardashian debuts 33-pound weight loss during lunch date with Tristan ThompsonAOL
Khloe Kardashian Reveals Massive Weight Loss Since Giving BirthHotNewHipHop
Khloe Kardashian Reveals 33-Pound Weight Loss Three Months After Giving BirthE! Online
Daily Mail -Khloé
all 200 news articles »

The Laconia Daily Sun

Khloe Kardashian's weight loss inspired by True
The Laconia Daily Sun
The 'Revenge Body' star's trainer Don Brooks - who has worked with all of the Kardashian clan, as well as Khloe's boyfriend Tristan Thompson - has revealed the secret to Khloe's 33-pound weight loss is her three-month-old tot coming out at the end of ...
Khloe Kardashian's trainer reveals secrets of her 33-pound weight lossWonderwall

all 14 news articles »

Newsweek

The Delboeuf Illusion: Common Weight Loss Trick Debunked in Study
Newsweek
Eat off a small plate to trick your brain into feeling full—it's a common weight loss tip espoused by so-called diet and fitness experts online. But it's probably false, according to research. The study unpicks a phenomenon known as the Delboeuf ...


countryliving.com

The Cookbook for the Diet Kelly Clarkson Used to Lose Weight Is 40% Off Right Now
countryliving.com
Kelly Clarkson made headlines when she credited her nearly 40-pound weight loss to a book called The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry, MD, which is all about following a lectin-free diet. And now, for Amazon Prime Day, Gundry's follow-up cookbook is ...


Express.co.uk

Weight loss: Lose half a stone in two weeks by doing THIS twice a day - says expert
Express.co.uk
Weight loss is still on the minds of many Britons, with summer holiday season in full swing and less layers being worn. For those looking to still lose weight and achieved their weight-loss goals, a celebrity trainer has revealed a method for losing a ...


INSIDER

5 high-calorie foods that may actually help you lose weight
INSIDER
For much of the 20th century, low-calorie and low-fat diets were touted as the best method for weight loss. But in reality, counting calories isn't always the best way to lose weight. According to the Independent, many foods marketed as low-calorie can ...


News-Medical.net

Weight loss surgery is effective under the right situations
News-Medical.net
"Bariatric surgery is appropriate for patients who have tried and failed other means of weight loss and meet the weight criteria for surgery," Stahl said. "However, it is wrong to think of it as a 'last resort.' In addition, many think bariatric ...
Nanticoke Weight Loss to host bariatric support groups in AugustSussex Countian

all 2 news articles »

menshealth.com

This Guy Lost 130 Pounds in a Year. Here's How He Did It.
menshealth.com
As for what he's doing now to maintain his weight loss, Storey said he's stuck to his job — ensuring he hits 20,000 steps a day at work — and has added in running a few times a week. (Want to add running to your workout mix? Here's a beginner's guide ...


NBCNews.com

How one woman used intermittent fasting to lose 65 pounds in six months
NBCNews.com
In January, Wright began her weight-loss journey through intermittent fasting. It's a time-restricted eating method where you only allow yourself to eat within a certain window of time. Wright says the method helped her lose 65 pounds so far. “I just ...


Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Weight-Loss Drug Looks to Spice Things Up
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Anecdotal stories of spicy foods contributing to weight loss have circulated through the population for many years. In recent years, researchers have begun to tease out the molecular mechanisms that regulate the “hot” effect caused by peppers in the ...
Trying to lose weight? New drug obtained from chilli peppers can helpEconomic Times

all 14 news articles »
Google News

Dumping Syndrome: The Dirty Secret Gastric Bypass Patients Keep

Dumping syndrome is an effective result of the gastric bypass... Read More

Super Sizing: Money Shrinks While Waist Lines Grow

"Your Eyes are Bigger Than Your Stomach""Your eyes are bigger... Read More

Hybrid Sweeteners in Todays Health

What is the advantage of these new half sugar and... Read More

8 Proven Weight Loss Tips

There are a lot of "crash" diets out there that... Read More

How We Rescued Our Child from Anorexia, Effecting a Complete Recovery in Just Six Months

In March 2003 our then 13 year old daughter, Helen,... Read More

Do You Know These Tricks To Help Conquer Food Cravings?

Food cravings are crafty -- they appear from nowhere and... Read More

Green Tea And Weight Loss

There's recently been a LOT in the weight loss news... Read More

Hypnosis, Weight Control, and The Thought That Wont Go Away

You've decided it's time to lose some weight. A lot... Read More

How I Lost 12 Pounds And Had Fun Doing It!

You see it all the time; people agonizing over their... Read More

Play Ball To Get Fit

Chances are if you've stepped foot in a gym or... Read More

The Tao of Weight Watchers Part Two

As I explained in the first part of this article,... Read More

Want to Succeed on Your Diet, Find a Diet Buddy

If you're like most people who tried losing weight on... Read More

Tuna and Water Diet

Ready for a hardcore diet to get lean in a... Read More

Let?s Talk About Fad Diets

Although the big push for fad diets has died down... Read More

Fast Weight Loss Takes Time

I recently received the following email:Q. Five weeks ago, I... Read More

Simple Weight Loss Plan

The math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals... Read More

Do You Want To Lose Weight Without Going Crazy?

Here's what to do if you want to wear that... Read More

A Diet Made For You Will Make All The Difference

To achieve your goals you need a diet that takes... Read More

Diet Pills: Tremendous Temptation, Huge Frauds

False campaignsMore than 50 percent of Americans and Canadians are... Read More

Managing Cravings with EFT

There are several ways to manage cravings. You can: ... Read More

Waist To Hip Ratio

Your health is affected not only by how much body... Read More

Obesity Acceptance and Fat Acceptance: Different Labels; Same Dangerous Message

Obesity acceptance, also known as fat acceptance, has a simple,... Read More

Weight Loss the Easy Way!

With weight loss comes a lot of dedication and change... Read More

Fitness: Getting Started

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is someone trying... Read More

Maintaining Your Weight Loss Momentum Away On Vacation

Going away for your holidays will also bring with it... Read More