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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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 to do if you Suspect a Stress Fracture in the Heel

Stress fractures are a common overuse injury. They occur frequently in sports and in runners. They also can occur if you suddenly increase an exercise routine or if you are on your feet a lot at work. 

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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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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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About Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are bone spurs located on the heel. Bone spurs are a common foot problem.  

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Treatment Options for Pediatric Heel Pain

Heel pain in children is common, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Foot pain is never normal and should always be evaluated by a doctor and treated appropriately. 

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