Heel Pain 101

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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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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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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About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament in the bottom of the foot. More specifically, the connective tissue, called the plantar fascia, which stretches from the toes across the arch of the foot and inserts into the heel bone, becomes inflamed or tight, causing intense pain.  

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Ultrasounds Can Be Helpful in Diagnosing Heel Pain

When people think of ultrasound machines, they typically think of using them to see a baby, but ultrasound machines can actually be used for many different things. 

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Is Weight Gain Causing My Heel Pain?

People often wonder if weight gain could be causing their foot pain. It is a question podiatrists are asked often. The answer to that question is both yes and no. Weight gain, in and of itself, does not cause heel pain, but it can definitely contribute to it.  

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Diagnosing Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. You may also have heard it called heel spur syndrome.  

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