Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are a common foot condition characterized by bony outgrowths that typically occur in the heel area. These spurs form as a result of calcium deposits over time and often accompany the condition known as plantar fasciitis. While heel spurs can be asymptomatic for some individuals, they can lead to acute pain, discomfort, and […]

Heel Fissures

Heel fissures, or cracks in the skin of the heel, occur due to the area being subjected to constant pressure and friction. The heel is also susceptible to dry skin and calluses. Superficial cracks that do not penetrate deeply into the skin’s surface can be treated with thick creams to provide moisture. Deeper heel fissures […]

Heel Calluses

Calluses, or thickened skin, result from on-going friction or pressure on a particular area of skin. Heel or plantar calluses cause irritation and pain as the thickened skin continues to be exposed to pressure or rub against footwear. Orthotic inserts and properly fitting footwear can prevent and alleviate calluses. For cases of heel callus resulting […]

Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity, or “pump bump, is a hard, bony enlargement on the back of the heel. Also called retrocalcaneal bursitis, Haglund’s deformity causes pain when footwear rubs against the protruding bone growth, irritating and inflaming the surrounding soft tissue. Bursitis can develop as a result of Haglund’s deformity and irritation to the area. Rigid-backed footwear, […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common and often debilitating foot condition illustrated by irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick stretch of fibrous tissue that bands along the arch of the foot, linking the bone of the heel to the tip of the forefoot. This condition can lead to significant pain and discomfort, affecting […]