Category: Heel Pain

3 Top Exercises for Haglund’s Deformity Heel Pain

Its normal to hear the word stress and think about endless to-do lists or tight, anxiety-inducing deadlines. April is National Stress Awareness Month, a time to consider the effects that stress has on your emotional and mental state of health. Keep in mind that stress also refers to physical force, such as when shoes pressure […]

Top Ways to Manage Your Plantar Fasciitis Pain at Home

Spring is here! This time of year presents a perfect opportunity to embark on a new running program to improve your physical fitness and make you feel alive. Running offers a wide array of benefits, but if you arent careful, you may end up experiencing heel pain due to a condition known as plantar fasciitis. […]

When Your Heel Pain Hurts Your Stride

A small sliver in your finger or a toothache that leaves you with a constant level of discomfort can be annoying as well as painful. Running with heel pain can be frustrating as well. The Muddy Trails Bash on April 5, 2014 will take runners through the beautiful George Mitchell Nature Preserve in Houston, TX. […]

The Shock of a Lifetime

Plantar fasciitis is very common problem. As Podiatrists it is one of the most common problems we treat on a daily basis. The majority of conditions are successfully treated conservatively. Very few cases require surgical intervention. The standard conservative methods for treating plantar fasciitis are: Stretching Icing Supportive shoes Orthotics NSAIDs However, there are other […]

Topaz, Not Just a Pretty Jewel

If I were to tell you there were a procedure called the Topaz would you think it involved the use of a glittery precious stone? I would hope not, but wouldnt it be amazing if that were truly the case. The Topaz procedure is used as a possible treatment option for plantar fasciitis and heel […]

What if it’s NOT Plantar fasciitis?

One of the biggest fears in medicine is NOT getting the right diagnosis. To be honest, Im not sure if your physician is more afraid than you as the patient. In the world of feet, one of the most common complaints that presents in our clinics is heel pain; most commonly diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. […]

Staying Strong: How to Prevent Achilles Pain

We all have our limits depending on the situation that we find ourselves. In the summer, you may only be able to take so much time in the sun. We can only spend so much on souvenirs while on vacation and stay up by the campfire until our body gives out after a day full […]

Stilettos OR Platforms

This is for all you fashion fanatics AND shoe junkies; woman OR man. If you have spent any length of time staring at the shoes in your closet trying to decide Stiletto vs. Platform, then hopefully this will assist you and while at the same time keeping your feet fabulous and happy. Lets first define […]

Heel Lifts

There are many types of prefabricated and fabricated devices your Podiatric physician may choose to insert into your shoe. Each device/insert has a specific purpose and function. Inserts are designed to accommodate the function/structure of your foot NOT correct any underlying pathology. By accommodating the function, they can potentially alleviate pain or discomfort. One such […]

Heel Pain in Children

Most children dont complain of feeling ill or of pain unless it is of an intense nature. When you think of heel pain, especially in adults, your first diagnosis might be plantar fasciitis. You may even consider a fracture of the heel bone. In adults, you would most likely be correct in your assumption with […]