Heel Pain 101

About Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon begins in the calf. It stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to bones in the middle of the foot. 

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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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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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Getting A Steroid Injection: What You Can Expect

Steroid injections can be used to treat many different foot conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. Steroid injections help to relieve inflammation and are typically very effective. They also work quickly, which is a plus. 

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Treatments For Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity, also known as the “pump bump,” is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel. Treatments for Haglund’s deformity usually consist of non-surgical methods that focus on reducing the inflammation of the bursa.  

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, but it is also the most frequently ruptured tendon. Athletes commonly suffer injuries to the Achilles tendon, such as Achilles tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. 

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