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Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain in Nursing

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Nurses are constantly on their feet. Besides back pain, one of the most common painful conditions that plague nurses is foot pain. One of the most common causes of foot pain is plantar fasciitis. Contributors can include obesity or regularly wearing shoes with inadequate support.

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It seems like nurses are constantly looking for the perfect pair of shoes or inserts to make their shift as well-cushioned as possible. Some nurses swear by certain brands of shoes, while others stick to the method of compression stockings to help ease aching feet. One of the most common causes of foot pain, found often in athletes, is plantar fasciitis - though you don’t have to exercise to acquire this ailment. Contributors can include obesity or regularly wearing shoes with inadequate support. Plantar fasciitis can cause crippling pain, and once you have it, it seems that no shoes or stockings are going to help.

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Jennifer Wilson
12 Dec 2020
Very relevant to a lot of nurses and great that it includes treatments.
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Ma Bernadette
22 Apr 2022
Great!
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Mary-Jo Roberts
25 Mar 2021
Good general resource that was easy to understand...
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Karen Gollan
24 May 2021
Interesting to read about ways to manage the pain associated with plantar fasciitis
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Christina Atkins
30 Sep 2021
Helpful
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Alexandria judge
04 Aug 2020
I enjoyed that this module was aimed at nurses who are looking to prevent foot complications due to repetitive stress.
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Susan Halliwell
24 Sep 2021
Foot issues and how to best manage them
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Louise palmer
13 Mar 2020
Relevant to many nurses
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Peter Ridley
16 Nov 2021
relevant
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Sarita Panta
29 May 2021
well explained.
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