Heel Pain 101

Take Precautions Against Running Injuries

Running is a popular pastime both as a sport and for health enthusiasts. Running can be a lot of fun and great way to get exercise. However, avid runners should be careful to avoid injuries to the feet and ankles.  

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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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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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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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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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Tennis Can Be Hard On The Heels

The quick, repetitive movements involved in most sports can be very hard on our feet, including our heels. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon injuries and stress fractures are common sports injuries. 

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Common Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common complaint. It is most prevelant among middle-aged men and women, but can occur in anyone at any age. It is often seen in those who participate in sporting activities and those who are on their feet a lot. Overweight people are more prone to heel pain as well. 

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What Are The Most Common Causes of Heel Pain In Children?

Heel pain in children is a fairly common complaint. However, just because it is common, it does not mean the pain should be left untreated. Foot pain is never normal and should always be taken seriously. 

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