Heel Pain 101

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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About Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon begins in the calf. It stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to bones in the middle of the foot. 

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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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Stretches That Help To Ease Heel Pain

Stretching exercises can help with a variety of foot and ankle problems, including heel pain. If you are suffering from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, you should try stretching to help relieve your pain. 

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Getting A Steroid Injection: What You Can Expect

Steroid injections can be used to treat many different foot conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. Steroid injections help to relieve inflammation and are typically very effective. They also work quickly, which is a plus. 

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Arthritis: Symptoms and Treatments

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and when people have heel pain, especially heel pain that involves morning pain, they sometimes assume it is caused by plantar fasciitis. However, there are other conditions that can cause heel pain and early morning pain and stiffness as well. One of those conditions is arthritis. 

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Common Causes of Morning Foot Pain

Morning foot pain. It is a complaint podiatrists hear from their patients all the time. Many people suffer pain in their feet when they first wake up in the morning and wonder what is causing it.  

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