Get your paper! Get your paper! Read all about it! Be sure to pick up the Wisconsin State Journal this Sunday (6/19). Writer Andrea Zani is featuring a story in the Sunday Best section about my designation as the “Healthiest Man in America.” What a privilege this is! It will also be on the Wisconsin State Journal website. So don’t miss it!
News 3 This Morning’s Rob Starbuck paid me a visit to talk about being the “Healthiest Man in America”. Here it is!
After the article was posted, I was interviewed by Landon Hall, health reporter and blogger for The Orange County Register in southern California. He wrote a great follow-up story titled “How a UCI grad became Healthiest Man in America.”
Last week I was interviewed by Rob Starbuck from Channel 3 News. This Thursday (May 5th) at 6:45AM, they will air the Healthiest Man in America story. It will also air in their 5AM hour – not sure what time. You can also catch it on their morning show Facebook page.
Plantar Fasciitis is swelling and irritation of the thick tissue (plantar fascia) on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that starts at your heel and goes along the bottom of your foot. It works like a rubber band between the heel and the ball of your foot to form the arch of your foot. A pad of fat in your heel covers the plantar fascia to help absorb the shock of walking. Damage to the plantar fascia can be painful and make walking more difficult. Some people describe the pain like a nail was being driven into their heel. The pain is strongest first thing in the morning (just getting out of bed), and walking on tile or hard wood floors is painful.
What are some risk factors?
Repetitive loading on the feet
Tight Achilles tendon
Sudden trauma to the foot
Shoes with poor arch support
What can you do to relieve the pain and swelling?
Rest (try to get off your feet)
Use heel cushions in your shoes
Stretch (see pics below)