Heel Pain 101

Choosing Shoes

Shoe selection is a very important part of keeping your feet pain free. So, we have a few tips on picking out new shoes. 

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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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What Are Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs are a very common foot problem. In the feet, bone spurs develop most frequently in the heel, near the toes or on top of the big toe joint. 

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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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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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Selecting A Shoe With The Proper Fit

Shoe selection is extremely important if you are suffering from heel pain. Many foot pain sufferers pain could be prevented or relieved if they wore appropriate, good-quality, well-fitting shoes.   

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Are Heel Spurs To Blame For My Heel Pain?

It is a question that podiatrists hear often and the truth is while bone spurs are common foot problem, heel spurs rarely cause pain. A bone spur is a small outgrowth of bone and a heel spur is just a bone spur that is located in the heel. Bone spurs are generally harmless. However, at times, their location may cause friction and discomfort from shoes or other foot structures, which can cause other foot problems.  

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