Heel Pain 101

Take Precautions Against Running Injuries

Running is a popular pastime both as a sport and for health enthusiasts. Running can be a lot of fun and great way to get exercise. However, avid runners should be careful to avoid injuries to the feet and ankles.  

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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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What to do if you Suspect a Stress Fracture in the Heel

Stress fractures are a common overuse injury. They occur frequently in sports and in runners. They also can occur if you suddenly increase an exercise routine or if you are on your feet a lot at work. 

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Sports Injuries and Heel Pain

Several common causes of heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, are also common sports injuries. 

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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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Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point in which it inserts at the heel bone. 

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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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When To Consider Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy As A Treatment Option

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive treatment for heel pain.  

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What Is The Difference Between Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendonosis?

Achilles tendonitis, a common injury and a common Achilles tendon problem, is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The inflammation of Achilles tendinitis is typically short-lived. If the condition progresses, however, over time it leads to the degeneration of the tendon, which is when it becomes Achilles tendonosis. 

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Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still rupture and when it does it is a serious injury. Recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture depends on the severity of the injury, but it can be 6-12 months before some people return to full activity. Some people will never return to their full activity and strength after an injury like this. 

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