Heel Pain 101

Getting Ready to Buy New Shoes? Here Are Some Tips for Heel Pain Sufferers

When you are experiencing heel pain, one of the most important parts of your treatment is getting into appropriate, well-fitting footwear. If you are not wearing shoes that give your feet good support, it is going to be difficult to get rid of your foot pain.  

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Is Your Job Hard on Your Heels?

Many people work at jobs that put a lot of pressure on their feet. Many jobs require hours of standing, sometimes on hard surfaces like concrete floors. Some jobs require a lot of lifting, stooping, and bending, which puts pressure on your feet and heels as well. 

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Common Foot and Heel Injuries Among Swimmers

Swimming carries risks with it just like any sport. It is a great non-impact exercise, but it still puts strain on the feet and ankles. 

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Do I Really Need to See A Podiatrist for Heel Pain?

“Is heel pain really that serious?” People ask this question often and wonder if they should even see a doctor for their heel pain. So many people consider foot pain to be normal and it is just not. There is no reason for you to live in pain when you can see a podiatrist and get treatment.  

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Keep Your Heels Healthy this Summer

There are a lot of hazards out there for out feet during the summer. People tend to go barefoot or wear flip-flops or sandals often, which can cause a variety of problems.  

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Why Am I Developing Blisters on my Heels?

Blisters usually form on the heels due to ill-fitting footwear. A blister or a callus developing on your foot may be a sign that you need to change your shoes and find a pair with a better fit. 

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Do Your Wear High Heels Often?

Women who wear high heels often put a lot of unnatural strain on their feet and toes. One result of frequent high heel use is Haglund’s deformity. Haglund’s deformity is also known as the “pump bump” because it occurs so often among those who wear pumps or high heels regularly. 

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What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a procedure that can be used to diagnose and/or treat foot or ankle problems, including some forms of heel pain. 

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What is Heel Spur Syndrome?

Heel spur syndrome is basically just another name for plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia.  

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Stretching for Heel Pain

Stretching is beneficial for foot pain, especially heel pain. If you are suffering from heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, and you have seen a podiatrist, he or she probably recommended stretching exercises to help relieve your pain. 

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