Archive for July, 2012

Morning Heel Pain

  This is probably the most frequently asked question when it comes to foot pain:   “For the last few weeks I’ve been getting out of bed with serious foot pain. The first five or six steps that I take are excruciating. What is going on?”   One of the most prominent and recognizable symptoms [...]


Treatment of Heel Pain

Chronic heel pain is a difficult condition to live with but there are many non-invasive treatment options that can help reduce discomfort: Rest: If you are experiencing heel pain it’s important that you cease current activities and rest. It may be difficult to abstain from your favourite activities but this is an important step in [...]

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heel Pain

    Doctors and podiatrists generally agree that most heel pain is caused by an underlying case of plantar fasciitis; it is actually the inflammation of the plantar fascia that causes heel pain and not anything that may be happening directly in the heel. This in no way means that plantar fasciitis is the only [...]

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Runners and Heel Pain

    Running is one of the biggest culprits in the development of heel pain and unfortunately, the more you run the more likely you are to experience this type of discomfort. Almost every serious runner out there has had to deal with this issue at least once in their life. What Causes Running Heel [...]

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Other Causes of Heel Pain (but not Plantar Fasciitis)

  While plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome are the most common causes of heel pain they are not the only causes, and the following list outlines the lesser know underlying conditions behind this type of discomfort: Sciatica If the sciatic nerve gets pinched it can cause foot pain. While the compression generally occurs in [...]


Do you Have Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis?

    An Overview of Plantar Fasciitis   When you break down the etymology of plantar fasciitis it literally means “underside of the foot, tissue inflammation”, and this is the literal medical definition of the condition as well. The words plantar fasciitis indicate a precise condition of the plantar fascia and nothing more. Plantar fasciitis [...]

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Causes of Heel Pain

    When the plantar fascia—the thick band of tissue that connects the ball and the heel of the foot—becomes  inflamed it can be very uncomfortable as this is what causes plantar fasciitis (heel spurs.)The following conditions can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs: Fallen Arches/Flat Feet If you have flat [...]

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