Foot & Heel Pain

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Plantar Fasciitis

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament that stretches from the back of the heel to the ball of the foot.  Known as the plantar fascia ligament, it is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot.  It is one of the most common conditions that affect the feet, occurring in about 10% of all Americans at some point in their lifetime.  Reportedly, some two million Americans seek treatment each year. 

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Heel Spurs

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

What Are Heel Spurs?

A spur is a calcified bone deposit that can occur on any bone of the body.

A spur on the heel, detected by X-ray or through physical examination, is actually a calcification on the calcaneus, sometimes referred to as the “heel bone”, which combines with the talus to form the back of the foot.

A spur may form on the bottom of the calcaneus, just above the ligament that supports the arch of the foot, known … Read the Full Article

Heel Bursitis

Monday, September 14th, 2009

What is Heel Bursitis?

The bursas are small fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between the bones, tendons, muscles and joints of the body.  There are many bursas throughout the body.

Bursitis is simply inflammation of the bursa.  In heel bursitis, the bursa separating the Achilles tendon from the joints, bones or the muscles of the lower foot are inflamed.
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What Are the Symptoms of Heel Bursitis?

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