Heel Pain 101

Common Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common complaint. It is most prevelant among middle-aged men and women, but can occur in anyone at any age. It is often seen in those who participate in sporting activities and those who are on their feet a lot. Overweight people are more prone to heel pain as well. 

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The Best Way To Deal With Blisters On Your Heels

We have probably all suffered from blisters at some point and the heel of the foot is a common area for blisters to occur. Most blisters on the feet are caused by friction, oftentimes from ill-fitting shoes, and they do not require medical attention. However, they can be very painful and you need to know the proper way to handle a blister so that it does not get infected and will heal properly.  

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Haglund’s Deformity "The Pump Bump": What It Is And How You Can Treat It

Haglund’s deformity is basically a bump on the back of the heel. It is an enlargement of the bone on the heel known as retrocalcaneal bursitis, and most often leads to painful bursitis because of irritation caused by your shoes. 

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What Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a great treatment option for chronic plantar fasciitis. It is a non-invasive surgical treatment method that is safe and effective. 

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Getting Rid of Heel Fissures

Dry or cracked skin can be uncomfortable and even very painful on any part of the body, but when it is on your heels, it can be especially debilitating, making it difficult to be on your feet, to walk and to wear shoes.  

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Dry Needling: What Is The Procedure Like?

Before you consider dry needling as a treatment option for your chronic plantar fasciitis pain, it is important to understand what dry needling is and what the procedure is like.   

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What Are The Most Common Causes of Heel Pain In Children?

Heel pain in children is a fairly common complaint. However, just because it is common, it does not mean the pain should be left untreated. Foot pain is never normal and should always be taken seriously. 

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How Can I Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain?

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful. It can affect your daily activities and make for a very painful start to your morning. People who suffer from plantar fasciitis usually suffer pain on the bottom of the heel, pain that is usually worse on arising, and pain that increases over time.  

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