Heel Pain 101

Stretching for Heel Pain

Stretching is beneficial for foot pain, especially heel pain. If you are suffering from heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, and you have seen a podiatrist, he or she probably recommended stretching exercises to help relieve your pain. 

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Sports Injuries and Heel Pain

Several common causes of heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, are also common sports injuries. 

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Using Stretching Aids Can Help To Relieve Heel Pain

Stretching can be very beneficial and can help to relieve pain caused by many foot and ankle problems, including plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

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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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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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A Night Splint May Help To Ease Your Heel Pain

Morning foot pain can be terrible. It can make us dread getting up in the morning and is an awful start to the day.  

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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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Preventing Haglunds Deformity

Haglund’s deformity can be very painful and once you have that bony protrusion at the back of your heel, it will not just go away.  

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What Are Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs are a very common foot problem. In the feet, bone spurs develop most frequently in the heel, near the toes or on top of the big toe joint. 

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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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