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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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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What is a Plantar Callus?

A plantar callus is a callus that develops on the bottom of the foot, usually in the heel area. The callus occurs due to one metatarsal bone being longer or lower than the others. The placement of the metatarsal bone causes it to hit the ground when walking with more force than the bone is made to deal with, causing the skin beneath the bone to thicken. 

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Should I Use Over-the-Counter Inserts for Heel Pain?

This is a great question and it is one podiatrists hear all the time. Patients want to know if they should buy those shoe inserts they see advertised on television and hanging on the racks at their local drugstore. They also want to know if those inserts will actually work. 

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What Are Orthotics?

You may have heard about orthotics and how they can help to relieve heel pain. Orthotics can be helpful in treating many foot problems including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, calluses and heel fissures, and more.  

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