Heel Pain 101

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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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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Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still rupture and when it does it is a serious injury. Recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture depends on the severity of the injury, but it can be 6-12 months before some people return to full activity. Some people will never return to their full activity and strength after an injury like this. 

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Treatment Options For Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in the feet are commonly seen in the calcaneus, which is the heel bone.  

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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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Keep Your Feet Healthy When Exercising

Exercising is good for us, but it is important to pay attention to what we are doing to our feet when we are exercising.  

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Stretches That Help To Ease Heel Pain

Stretching exercises can help with a variety of foot and ankle problems, including heel pain. If you are suffering from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, you should try stretching to help relieve your 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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Arthritis: Symptoms and Treatments

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and when people have heel pain, especially heel pain that involves morning pain, they sometimes assume it is caused by plantar fasciitis. However, there are other conditions that can cause heel pain and early morning pain and stiffness as well. One of those conditions is arthritis. 

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Common Conservative Treatment Options For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be an extremely painful condition and morning foot pain is a terrible way to start your day. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available for plantar fasciitis. 

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