Heel Pain 101

Have You Tried A Brace to Help With Your Heel Pain?

Foot and ankle braces are very helpful for some people in relieving foot and ankle pain. If you are having heel pain, you may want to look into this treatment option. 

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Should I Use Over-the-Counter Inserts for Heel Pain?

This is a great question and it is one podiatrists hear all the time. Patients want to know if they should buy those shoe inserts they see advertised on television and hanging on the racks at their local drugstore. They also want to know if those inserts will actually work. 

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What Are Orthotics?

You may have heard about orthotics and how they can help to relieve heel pain. Orthotics can be helpful in treating many foot problems including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, calluses and heel fissures, and more.  

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Products Recommended For Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be very painful, but there are a few products you can try that may help to relieve your pain. 

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About Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are bone spurs located on the heel. Bone spurs are a common foot problem.  

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Treatment Options for Pediatric Heel Pain

Heel pain in children is common, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Foot pain is never normal and should always be evaluated by a doctor and treated appropriately. 

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Signs and Symptoms of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon starts in the calf, stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to the bone in the middle of the foot. The tendon helps to hold the arch in the foot up and provides support when stretching and stepping off on your toes when walking. 

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Preventing Haglunds Deformity

Haglund’s deformity can be very painful and once you have that bony protrusion at the back of your heel, it will not just go away.  

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Ankle and Foot Braces Can Help To Relieve Heel Pain

Pain in our heels can limit our activities and make our day-to-day life miserable, especially if we have a job that requires us to be on our feet a lot.  

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What Shoe Inserts Work Best In Treating Heel Pain?

Shoe inserts can be helpful in treating many types of foot pain, including heel pain. However, it is important to choose good, high-quality shoe inserts and not just grab something off the shelf. If you don’t know what you are buying, you may get an expensive insert that does nothing to help ease your pain. 

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