Heel Pain 101

What Is The Difference Between Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendonosis?

Achilles tendonitis, a common injury and a common Achilles tendon problem, is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The inflammation of Achilles tendinitis is typically short-lived. If the condition progresses, however, over time it leads to the degeneration of the tendon, which is when it becomes Achilles tendonosis. 

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The Best Shoes For Women

Women are much more likely to develop foot problems due to ill-fitting shoes than men. Ill-fitting shoes can aggravate conditions like plantar fasciitis and Haglund’s deformity as well as many other foot problems. Shoes that do not fit correctly are also a major factor in developing blisters, calluses and bunions

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Signs and Symptoms of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon starts in the calf, stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to the bone in the middle of the foot. The tendon helps to hold the arch in the foot up and provides support when stretching and stepping off on your toes when walking. 

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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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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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Stress Fractures In the Heel

Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks in the bone or incomplete breaks and are commonly seen in the calcaneus (heel bone). Stress fractures are a very common sports injury. In fact, up to 15% of all sports injuries are stress fractures. Stress fractures can also be sustained due to improper footwear, deformities, abnormal foot structure or osteoporosis.  

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