Heel Pain 101

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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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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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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Using Stretching Aids Can Help To Relieve Heel Pain

Stretching can be very beneficial and can help to relieve pain caused by many foot and ankle problems, including plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

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Some Activities May Worsen Achilles Tendon Problems

Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse of the tendon or direct injury to the tendon. Overuse or injury to the tendon may be caused by new shoes, a new exercise program, or even just your foot type. People with flat feet are typically more likely to suffer from Achilles tendon problems. 

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Keep Your Feet Healthy When Exercising

Exercising is good for us, but it is important to pay attention to what we are doing to our feet when we are exercising.  

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