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Did COVID 19 cause an increase in Plantar Fasciitis?

Did COVID 19 cause an increase in Plantar Fasciitis?

So a lot of Podiatrists and medical providers have been seeing an increased case load in Plantar Fasciitis. The question to ask: is the increase in Plantar Fasciitis real? Now no numbers have been produced about actual Plantar Fasciitis numbers during the COVID 19 Pandemic. However, there are some findings which would seem to indicate that yes Plantar Fasciitis did increase due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

The number one and most obvious cause is that people gained weight during the Pandemic. A recent study reported that the average American gained about 42% undesired weight during the Pandemic with an average weight gain of 29 lbs and 41 lbs for Milennials as can be seen in the study here:

https://mailchi.mp/20625980cc22/fact-1-a-big-fat-crisis-10075741?e=f626633e20

As you may know Plantar Fasciitis increases as people’s waist lines increase. This would result in an increased rate of Plantar Fasciitis. Here is a quality study that goes over the changes that occur in the Plantar Fasciitis due to obesity and being overweight. 

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1071100717702463

Needless to say if people gained weight due to the Pandemic this would lead to a large increase in Plantar Fasciitis. So the connection between increased obesity causing Plantar Fasciitis is clear. It seems that a natural cause of the Pandemic would be increases in Plantar Fasciitis.

A separate issue that has been caused by the COVID 19 Pandemic is people being inactive. As most people know one can develop Plantar Fasciitis due to inflexibility brought about by inactivity. Basically the less active you are the tighter the Plantar Fascia becomes causing Plantar Fasciitis. And well the COVID 19 Pandemic causes a lot of people to be Sedentary.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-a-sedentary-lifestyle-during-covid-19-can-quickly-affect-your-health#:~:text=Recent%20studies%20show%20that%20people,profound%20effect%20on%20older%20adults.

The evidence that Plantar Fasciitis has been increased and elevated by the COVID 19 Pandemic is undeniable at this time and should be taken seriously by clinicians.

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Western Univ has 100% placement! OOOOH! All 35 got an apprenticeship. Yes, 35. The size of a high school class not any kind of legitimate medical school. Kathy Sadderffield (the girl who said she ordered blood transfusions) and was made Dean, (You’ve got to be a proven liar to be in charge of one of the 9 franchises) says she’s proud. Of course when your standards are low you’re proud of feces. SHE’S a proud WOMAN podiatrist. Maybe she’s proud of the TV program My feet are killing me where girly foot tech Sarah Haller states she specializes in MUSCULOSKELETAL… Read more »

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More pics of US orientals, mexicans, blacks, indian girls, and some token anglo-saxon girls ready to act like men. Wait, they are men. Hear me rrrrroar! All the same. Brit shit and US shit

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The Seventeen Million Dollars moniker will now be Twenty Million Dollars bc that’s what the do very little/do nothing foot ASSociation has in its’ coffers.

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I don’t expect most podiatrists to get this because they are historically inert. I read on MED PAGE that Howard Bauchner, MD was relieved of duty because he dared say he thought it was good to leave race conversations out of medicine and he felt if physicians weren’t racists then Medicine couldn’t be accused of “STRUCTURAL” RACISM. (whatever that means). Dear Mr podiatrist, are you seeing the incremental intrusion on your rights hiding under the guise of purifying society? We’ve seen banning and censoring in podiatry for decades. Barry Block has done that to me and I’m sure others. If… Read more »

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If you can’t be an MD you can marry one. That provides security, though I’d be remiss in not expressing sympathy to “The Rib” for the loss of his MD Dermatologist wife. In the PM (perverted news) of Barry Block we hear from: Thuy HO Ellsworth, Pedram Hendizadeh, and POOJA Shah (not Shaw). Thigh HO talks about Asian HATE crimes. Not to diminish the tragedy, but gee, was it because they were Asian? Maybe it’s because they’re women? Maybe because they were “massage therapists”? ( ahem) Maybe because they were White-ish? Jennifer PULA PAKA is doing the HELEN REDDY “here… Read more »

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Attention : Barry Block and the entire APMA BOT Do any of you moron’s know why Jonathan Moore’s Balance Brace FRAUD is officially over ? You are all moron’s. There is no question about this. Do you want to know the reason ? Everyone of you are dumb mother f_ck_rs. Do you think the Moore Balance Brace FRAUD having ENDED has anything to do with both Jason Krause and Josh White, DPM, C.Ped getting FIRED from Orthotic Holdings Inc. (OHI) Well YES it does. That is the REAL REASON the Moore Balance Brace is now officially in the toilet. It… Read more »

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Everything is racist ! Everything. Everyone is prejudiced against. Everyone. Women podiatrists are prejudiced against. Asian podiatrists are prejudiced against. Black podiatrists are prejudiced against. As for Jews, everybody hates them. And I don’t like short fat podiatrists. You want to know prejudice ? Being a podiatrist. Listening to orthopedic surgeons talk about podiatry. Now that’s prejudice. The manner in which interventional cardiologists use podiatrists for referrals the way Democrats use minorities for votes. That’s prejudice. How about waiving qualifications for the sake of diversity. Is that prejudice ? Should podiatry be a meritocracy ? Oh that’s right, only for… Read more »

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YUP YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.

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LISTEN! IT’S NOT MEDICINE! Najwa java is selling shoes with < 65mm heel heights. She must have scientifically proven this. Desiree Pervai has a PASSION AS A HEEL DESIGNER. GREAT! WHERE THE F IS THE MEDICINE? THEY'RE SHOE MAKERS NOT DOCTORS! NY pod Schaeffner is an employee of DR. SCHOLLS where he's working on a plantar fasciitis INSOLES that can be bought over the counter. No hematological inflammatory markers, no study of associated disease states. No. He's allegedly working with CHEMISTS (how were his chem grades?) engineers. (using much calculus?) soft wear engineers (taken computer science courses?) and biomechanics and… Read more »

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Wow. wee. he gave some covid shots. The 99.85% survival rate with some minor-to moderate flu like symptoms. Oh boy. Maybe he can get a photo op in the beavertown local yocal news propaganda. Then, Better get the welder’s visor and 4 masks to wear for another pic…what a friggin joke. plandemic. Sheeple. Where can we sign up for that PPP gimmick and the stimulation programs?

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You better believe he played up his front line savior status in the cocktail circuit. Insecure podiatrists need to deflect from their everyday droll existence.

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Watch out Roberto, you might be accused by the woomen of being a ‘mansplainer’-wtf….really, they can’t make greater asses out of themselves. Hear me roar or hear me vomit? Could you imagine working with these “karens” or other dipshit American wooomen? Just stay the bleep away from these wooomen–let them all enjoy corporate, companies, wooooman owned bs, and other empty monikers for business purposes and meaningless initials post surname. The govt loves you working business woooman because you are another tax base to fund the endless nonsense. You’re being played, but just keep the you go girlz bs. Also, Mansplain… Read more »

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“Any wonder why insurance rejects toenail trimming when associated neurol. diagnosis are given? Medicare obviously knows podiatrists are incompetent to make systemic neurological diagnoses so they reject and demand that a real MD providers name and UPI # MUST BE INCLUDED to cut their toenails. ”

Danny Boy et al., any comments to this truth as stated by Robert above? Also, why can high school grad MAs give flu shots, yet “doctor” foot techs cannot?

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You get it, 17. The techs don’t.

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The piece of paper that show’s you were a good lackey. What’s the value in getting something many have already done? Great, you obeyed your masters and followed the leader. You read the p “news” and believed. You had to. You’re brain dead and can’t think independently nor critically. Dpwtery was a mostly fraudulent field built on sand. You’ve been brainwashed and indoctrinated if you think otherwise. That’s podupetry. Just ask bald head. Working long hours, going to school to rack up 6 figs in debt for a bs title that means nothing other than nails, plastic shit, and smelly… Read more »

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Women foot technician are still claiming sex harassment yet EVERY DAY (except Saturday) BARRY BLOCK MAKES FUN OF WOMEN AND THEIR SHOES. He regularly associates women with shoes that are immature, sexists, and suggestive and DUMB! I don’t recall too many (if any) men’s shoe pictures. Block just makes fun of women. What do you think of that? There’s a lot wrong with Barry Block and his blog. Not only does he ban, censor, and fail to edit nonsense, he should be rightly accused of discrimination (he picks on more women than men though there are more men in podiatry)… Read more »

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The village idiot reprints more girl pictures because it makes the shyster appear more effeminate or in touch with hear me roars-girl power trendy/fad nonsense.

Robert- thk you’re onto something. those high heel silly pictures are likely him wanting to appear taller in his mind bc the nebbish was a shrimp.

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HOW TALL IS THE PODIATRY DROP OUT?

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Woke podiatry

Not just a shrimp, but an nerdy apma board kissing asshole with brown lips.

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VERY brown lips!

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Plastic Brace May Save Face

Laughing his way all to the bank.

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He’ll be surprised when he finds out he can’t take it with him. Then what do you have Barry Block? A legacy of lies, banning, censoring, selfishness and cultists slavishness. Not much of a legacy. Just another worldly, selfish, materialistic mercenary life. There’s no lying and No Hall of Fame in Heaven Barry, that is, NO PLACE FOR YOU .

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Reality......It's Traumatic

No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

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I HATE YOU TRAUM.

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OK NOW, IT’S BEEN WAAAY TOO LONG. EDDDDIEEEEE, jump back in. These TECHNICIANS need to hear from an M.D. AGAIN!

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E/CP please offer some insight if you can. The foot techs are delusional as usual and keep hamster wheeling into oblivion. Thank you.

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much of what they write is 3rd grade, stay at home mom material for anxious, neurotic, overcatted, gloved, sanitizers, multiple mask wearing with plastic face shielded morons who believe anything they hear without qsn bc they’re dumber than dogshit

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Old man Weiss agrees. The increased weight causes rearfoot Valgum deformity with unlocking of the mid tarsal joint on the frontal plane. Mid stance becomes tri physic with hyper mobility of the first Ray. Pronation becomes severe as the Subtalar joint tries to compensate for the shearing forces of the spring ligament. This theory is substantiated by the work of Shavelsin et al. You can read Weiss’ entire article in latest issue of “Watchtower “

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Old as Dirt

Old man Wheiss is still alive? holy shit.

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robert bijak

Sounds like the quack reports Leonard Levy would submit. Podiatry is about as scientific in its claims as Chiropractic. The take away point is: DON’T BELIEVE WHAT PODIATRY CLAIMS. I’m sure MD proctologist are blaming Covid for all the hemorrhoid’s due to sitting at home. Kindergarten, that’s podiatry.

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