Heel Pain 101

About Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon begins in the calf. It stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to bones in the middle of the foot. 

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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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What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis, also known as heel spur syndrome, causes the vast majority of heel pain.  

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Types of Peroneal Tendon Injuries

There are two peroneal tendons in the foot. One of them attaches to the outer part of the midfoot, while the other runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. The peroneal tendons' main function is to stabilize the foot and ankle and protect them from sprains. 

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Getting A Steroid Injection: What You Can Expect

Steroid injections can be used to treat many different foot conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. Steroid injections help to relieve inflammation and are typically very effective. They also work quickly, which is a plus. 

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Treatments For Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity, also known as the “pump bump,” is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel. Treatments for Haglund’s deformity usually consist of non-surgical methods that focus on reducing the inflammation of the bursa.  

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, but it is also the most frequently ruptured tendon. Athletes commonly suffer injuries to the Achilles tendon, such as Achilles tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. 

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Common Causes of Morning Foot Pain

Morning foot pain. It is a complaint podiatrists hear from their patients all the time. Many people suffer pain in their feet when they first wake up in the morning and wonder what is causing it.  

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Signs and Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still tear and when it does it can be painful and a difficult injury to recover from. It can take 6 to 12 months before some people can return to full activity after an Achilles tendon rupture and some  will never regain their full strength and activity after such an injury. 

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Haglund’s Deformity "The Pump Bump": What It Is And How You Can Treat It

Haglund’s deformity is basically a bump on the back of the heel. It is an enlargement of the bone on the heel known as retrocalcaneal bursitis, and most often leads to painful bursitis because of irritation caused by your shoes. 

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