Heel Pain 101

Have You Tried A Brace to Help With Your Heel Pain?

Foot and ankle braces are very helpful for some people in relieving foot and ankle pain. If you are having heel pain, you may want to look into this treatment option. 

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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 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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Stretching for Heel Pain

Stretching is beneficial for foot pain, especially heel pain. If you are suffering from heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, and you have seen a podiatrist, he or she probably recommended stretching exercises to help relieve your pain. 

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Have You Requested A Free Copy of Heel Pain 101?

If you haven't requested a free copy of Dr. Matthew D. Neuhaus's book, Heel Pain 101: Why Your Feet Say Ouch! When You Get Out of Bed in the Morning, yet, you should! 

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a procedure that can be performed for chronic plantar fasciitis. It is usually only used as a treatment option after more conservative treatment options have failed to relieve your heel pain.  

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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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