Heel Pain 101

Fractures Can Occur in the Heel Bone

When people have heel pain, they often jump to the conclusion that they are suffering from plantar fasciitis because it is a common diagnosis. However, there are various other conditions and injuries which can cause intense heel pain. 

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Is Your Child Experiencing Heel Pain?

If your child begins experiencing heel pain, you may be surprised. Foot pain is often associated with older people or people who are very active or work in demanding positions, not with children. 

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Do I Really Need to See A Podiatrist for Heel Pain?

“Is heel pain really that serious?” People ask this question often and wonder if they should even see a doctor for their heel pain. So many people consider foot pain to be normal and it is just not. There is no reason for you to live in pain when you can see a podiatrist and get treatment.  

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Do Your Wear High Heels Often?

Women who wear high heels often put a lot of unnatural strain on their feet and toes. One result of frequent high heel use is Haglund’s deformity. Haglund’s deformity is also known as the “pump bump” because it occurs so often among those who wear pumps or high heels regularly. 

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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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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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Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is an inflammation of the connective tissue called the plantar fascia that runs from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, and inserts into the heel bone. 

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The Basics of Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common complaint among podiatry patients. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are both frequent offenders. Patients also come in suffering from heel problems like heel fissures, stress fractures, calcaneus fractures, Haglund’s deformity or calluses.  

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Why Do I Have Morning Foot Pain?

Morning foot pain is actually pretty common and this question is one podiatrists get in the office all the time. Most of the time, morning foot pain fades when the patient gets out of bed and starts walking around and stretching the foot out. 

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