Heel Pain 101

Back to School Shoe Shopping

It’s time for children to return to the classroom, which means new school supplies, new clothes, and, yes, new shoes! 

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Should I Take My Child to the Doctor for Heel Pain?

Heel pain is not at all an uncommon complaint among children. In fact, due to the fact that they are still growing and children are generally very active, heel pain occurs fairly frequently.  

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Treating Arthritis

Arthritis can be incredibly painful and, if located in the feet, can even make it difficult to walk and get around. 

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Living with Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common occurrence, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. There are so many treatments for the various types of heel pain available, but many people don’t seek treatment because they feel it is “normal”.  

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When Should I See A Podiatrist for Heel Pain?

Heel pain is one of the most common types of foot pain and often patients just don’t know when they should see a doctor.  

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Steroid Injections for Heel Pain

Steroid injections are used fairly commonly in treating some types of heel pain. They help reduce pain by getting rid of the inflammation. The injections are usually effective and relieve pain, but they are painful themselves and that cannot be helped. 

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Are Custom Orthotics Worth It?

To obtain custom orthotics, a patient has to see a podiatrist. They are different from over-the-counter shoe inserts. Custom orthotics are made just for your foot and foot problem. 

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Summer Shoe Selection

If you have heel pain, selecting the right shoe is one of the most vital things you can do to help relieve that pain.  

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Can Achilles Tendonitis Be Prevented?

If you are an athlete or you run or jog often, you probably know others who have suffered from Achilles tendinitis or may have even suffered an Achilles tendon injury yourself.  

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The Basics of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is commonly a cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis symptoms usually include pain in the arch of the foot and on the bottom of the heel. Patients also often have pain when going from sitting to standing. 

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