Heel Pain 101

What Can Be Done To Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament in the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. Heel pain is among the most common of foot problems and plantar fasciitis is a common cause. 

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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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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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What to Expect After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a great treatment option for chronic plantar fasciitis and other foot problems. 

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Getting Custom Orthotics

If you have heel pain, you may have tried over-the-counter shoe inserts. There are many over-the-counter inserts available, but over-the-counter inserts are typically not as effective in treating heel pain as custom orthotics. That is because custom orthotics are made specifically for you. Specifically for your foot. 

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Products Recommended For Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be very painful, but there are a few products you can try that may help to relieve your pain. 

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What is the RICE Method?

The RICE method is a method often used for sports injuries, but it can be used any time you are injured and cannot get to a doctor right away.  

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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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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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When To Consider Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy As A Treatment Option

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive treatment for heel pain.  

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