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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Getting Ready to Buy New Shoes? Here Are Some Tips for Heel Pain Sufferers

When you are experiencing heel pain, one of the most important parts of your treatment is getting into appropriate, well-fitting footwear. If you are not wearing shoes that give your feet good support, it is going to be difficult to get rid of your foot pain.  

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Is Your Job Hard on Your Heels?

Many people work at jobs that put a lot of pressure on their feet. Many jobs require hours of standing, sometimes on hard surfaces like concrete floors. Some jobs require a lot of lifting, stooping, and bending, which puts pressure on your feet and heels as well. 

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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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