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Your Complete Guide For Heel Problems

Our heels are the first part of our feet to touch the ground when we are in motion. The wear and tear placed on them can be excessive, especially if you live an active lifestyle. Problems associated with the heel are very common.

This section is devoted to helping you understand the complications that can arise if you do not properly care for your heels.

To get started, all you need to do is click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in.

Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the heel, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect the other parts of the feet.

Problems & Conditions of the Heel:

  • Calcaneal Fracture (Heel Fracture) – What You Should Know

    What Is A Calcaneal Fracture? The calcaneus, also known as the heel bone, is the largest of the tarsal bones of the foot—and because the heel bone is responsible for supporting most of the body’s weight (during normal stance), a calcaneal fracture can have serious consequences. Calcaneal fractures are not uncommon: approximately 2 percent of […]

  • Your Complete Guide To EPAT For Heel Pain

    If you are suffering from heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, your podiatrist may recommend extracorporeal pulse activation therapy, more commonly known by the acronym EPAT. Developed in Europe, EPAT is effective for heel pain—over 80 percent of patients report improvement in their symptoms. Why the EPAT Procedure is Performed The most common condition for […]

  • Haglund’s Deformity — Causes and Treatment

    Haglund’s deformity occurs when irritation to the heel bone causes it to grow a protrusion. Learn more about its causes and treatment.

  • Sever’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Sever’s disease should not be ignored. Check out the symptoms section to see if you may have Sever’s disease.

  • Heel Spurs — Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

    Heel spurs can take years to develop. Learn more about the symptoms, signs, causes, and treatment options for this painful condition.

  • Heel Pain — Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

    Our heels are the first part of our bodies to make contact with the ground. Learn how to control, prevent, and treat heel pain

  • Cracked Heels: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Cracked heels are not always painful, but they can be a sign of an underlying condition such as neuropathy. Learn more about what causes this condition, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options.

  • Your Complete Guide for Plantar Fasciitis

    Learn about this slow developing condition that can lead to heel pain. Find out more about it’s causes, symptoms, treatment and how you are diagnosed.

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