Heel Pain 101

Tips for Shoe Shopping

Some people love to shop for shoes and make a day of it with their friends, others absolutely despise it and see it as a chore. Either way, it is an important task and there are some things you should be looking for when out shopping for shoes. 

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Buying Shoes for Golfing

If you play golf often, you may have experienced heel pain due to uncomfortable golf shoes.  

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Why Am I Developing Blisters on my Heels?

Blisters usually form on the heels due to ill-fitting footwear. A blister or a callus developing on your foot may be a sign that you need to change your shoes and find a pair with a better fit. 

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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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What Causes Heel Calluses?

A heel callus is basically just thick, dry skin that is located on the heel. However, it can cause a lot of pain if left untreated. Sometimes the skin will get so dry it will crack or split, which opens the heel up to infection. 

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The Best Shoes For Women

Women are much more likely to develop foot problems due to ill-fitting shoes than men. Ill-fitting shoes can aggravate conditions like plantar fasciitis and Haglund’s deformity as well as many other foot problems. Shoes that do not fit correctly are also a major factor in developing blisters, calluses and bunions

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Preventing Haglunds Deformity

Haglund’s deformity can be very painful and once you have that bony protrusion at the back of your heel, it will not just go away.  

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What Are Heel Fissures?

Heel fissures are basically cracks in the skin on the heels. The fissures are caused by dry, thickened skin.  

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Preventing Heel Calluses From Forming

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin. Calluses can occur on the ball of the foot, on the outer side of the big toe, or on the heel. Calluses typically form due to repeated friction and pressure on the area.  

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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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