When the Achilles tendon becomes stressed and inflamed it can cause severe heel pain and radiating discomfort to other parts of the foot and leg.
A heel spur forms on the back of the heel from calcium deposits but it is related to an arch condition called plantar fasciitis.
Severe heel pain upon getting up from bed (that then quickly subsides) is one of the first symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
The inflammatory condition called bursitis frequently affects the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. However, it can also strike in the heel area behind the Achilles tendon causing symptoms that are similar to tendonitis, but it’s not an inflamed tendon that is causing the heel pain. Instead, the bursal sacs that are behind the Achilles tendon […]
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Heel calluses form as a natural reaction to the stress and pressure that is applied to your feet on a daily basis.
Fungal toenail infections can be ugly, painful, and smelly. Since a fungal toenail infection predominantly occurs underneath the nail, it can be difficult to treat the infection completely and prevent it from coming back.
Your heels hit the ground first with nearly every step you take and they do an excellent job of absorbing the stress and pressure from your full body weight. But sometimes it’s just all too much to absorb, and an injury occurs often causing severe and debilitating heel pain. Some common causes of heel pain […]
A type of tendonitis that is sometimes overlooked as the cause of foot and ankle pain is peroneal tendonitis that affects the two tendons that run along the outside of the foot. This condition is sometimes diagnosed as plantar fasciitis by physicians, which is why you should always see your foot care specialist first. These […]
One of the earliest signs of plantar fasciitis is heel pain that is often most noticeable first thing in the morning. The extension of your foot upon getting out of bed after sleeping can stretch the ligament causing the telltale severe pain in the heel area. These symptoms may occur only occasionally at first; however, […]