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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Fractures Can Occur in the Heel Bone

When people have heel pain, they often jump to the conclusion that they are suffering from plantar fasciitis because it is a common diagnosis. However, there are various other conditions and injuries which can cause intense heel pain. 

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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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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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Why Do I Have Morning Foot Pain?

Morning foot pain is actually pretty common and this question is one podiatrists get in the office all the time. Most of the time, morning foot pain fades when the patient gets out of bed and starts walking around and stretching the foot out. 

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Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point in which it inserts at the heel bone. 

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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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