Category: Heel Pain (Page 2)

Podiatrists and Their Toys

Everyone has their toys. When you were a child it was GI-Joe, Barbie, or Tonka. The older you became, the more expensive your toys became. Professionals have toys. Your construction worker, engineer, teacher, and physician all have toys that assist them in their work. Your Podiatrist, believe it or not, has toys as well. For […]

Plantar Fascia Pain Relief, The Three Key’s

Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common source of foot pain. It is caused by chronic stretching and irritation of the plantar fascia producing inflammation and pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue, like a ligament, that attaches to the bottom of your heel bone (calcaneus) and extends out to the toes. […]

A New Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis? Deer Antler Spray, Steroids and Botox?

This has not been a good year for steroids! For the last two weeks the big news in sports has been the controversial use of Deer Antler Spray, a synthesized under the tongue spray that is the newest fad in performance enhancing drugs. This comes just weeks after Lance Armstrong admits to blood doping during […]

How do You Treat Heel Pain?

Seeking medical attention from your podiatric physician is the first line of defense in treating heel pain. However, there are several steps you can take to avoid heel pain in the first place: *Wear shoes that fit well and have shock-absorbent soles, rigid shanks (the part of the shoe that supports the foot and helps […]

What Causes Heel Pain?

Do you feel a stabbing pain in your heel with your first steps out of bed in the morning? Youre not alone! Every day, thousands of Americans suffer from this condition. Plantar fasciitis, more commonly known as heel pain, is by far the most common complaint patients bring to podiatric physicians. Aching heels can truly […]