Heel Pain 101

Treatment Options For Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in the feet are commonly seen in the calcaneus, which is the heel bone.  

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Some Activities May Worsen Achilles Tendon Problems

Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse of the tendon or direct injury to the tendon. Overuse or injury to the tendon may be caused by new shoes, a new exercise program, or even just your foot type. People with flat feet are typically more likely to suffer from Achilles tendon problems. 

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Keep Your Feet Healthy When Exercising

Exercising is good for us, but it is important to pay attention to what we are doing to our feet when we are exercising.  

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis, also known as heel spur syndrome, causes the vast majority of heel pain.  

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Simple At-Home Treatment Options For Calcaneal Apophysitis

Calcaneal apophysitis, also known as Sever’s disease, is the most common cause of heel pain in children and is most often seen in children between the ages of 8 and 14.  

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Treatments For Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity, also known as the “pump bump,” is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel. Treatments for Haglund’s deformity usually consist of non-surgical methods that focus on reducing the inflammation of the bursa.  

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Signs and Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still tear and when it does it can be painful and a difficult injury to recover from. It can take 6 to 12 months before some people can return to full activity after an Achilles tendon rupture and some  will never regain their full strength and activity after such an injury. 

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Stress Fractures In the Heel

Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks in the bone or incomplete breaks and are commonly seen in the calcaneus (heel bone). Stress fractures are a very common sports injury. In fact, up to 15% of all sports injuries are stress fractures. Stress fractures can also be sustained due to improper footwear, deformities, abnormal foot structure or osteoporosis.  

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Sever's Disease: What is it?

Sever's disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a disease of the growth plate of the bone most common in children ages 10 to 15. It is characterized by pain in the heel of a child's foot typically brought on by some injury or trauma. 

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