Category: Heel Problems

What Causes Bone Spurs?

A bone spur is a bump on your heel that can cause considerable pain and discomfort, often making routine activities like standing and walking very difficult or impossible. A bone spur can be stimulated to form as your body’s defense against the increased pressure and stress caused to an isolated area, often by tightly fitting […]

Causes of Heel Pain

Many people visit the podiatrist’s offices complaining of heel pain. There are various causes of heel pain including repetitive stress from exercise and tight fitting shoes such as high heels. Since your feet are the foundation you stand upon, a pain in the heel can affect your entire body. When you have heel discomfort, it […]

Some Common Running Injuries

Running is such a wonderfully simple activity and a great way to get your daily exercise. It requires very little in the way of equipment and can be accomplished just about anywhere with a little space. The repetitive motions that come with running, however, can cause a variety of foot and ankle problems. Some of […]

Treating Heel Pain with Custom Orthotics

Heel pain is one of the most common reasons why patients seek help from podiatrists. Of the many causes for heel pain, improperly supported feet are often the primary culprit. One way podiatrists can help patients achieve heel pain relief is through creating custom orthotics to place inside footwear. There are 2 types of custom […]

Relief for Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, which are bony growths on normal bone, are a common culprit for causing heel pain and can lead to difficulty with mobility and damage to the area. It can be challenging at times for people to notice and address their foot and ankle pain, but experienced podiatrists at Your Next Step can help! […]

Ultrasound Treatment for Heel Pain

When you are suffering from chronic heel pain from conditions like plantar fasciitis, finding a treatment that leads to improvement and relief can be frustrating and challenging. At Your Next Step, a podiatry practice serving the Philadelphia area, podiatrists offer an innovative ultrasound therapy that has helped many patients with stubborn foot and ankle pain. […]

Tenex Health TX™ For Heel Pain? Here’s How It Works

At our office we’ve discovered new technology that not only relieves the pain of plantar fasciitis and tendon degeneration (tendinosis), but it actually breaks down and removes the damaged tissue. The Tenex Health TX™ procedure requires only a tiny incision so there are no stitches or lengthy recovery periods. Many patients are completely back to […]

Tenex Health TX™ Treatments Succeed Where Others Fail

If you or a family member suffers from heel pain or joint pain from damaged or inflamed tendons, you know frustrating it is to achieve relief. You may have tried one treatment after another with no real healing. Your Next Step now offers Tenex Health TX™ technology, a minimally-invasive procedure that removes damaged tissue and […]

Haglund’s Deformity: Painful and Disfiguring

Do you have a painful bump on the back of your heel? You may have a Haglund’s deformity, which is a bony enlargement that may form where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. This bump often appears in women who wear pump-style shoes and so is sometimes called “pump bump.” Shoes with rigid […]

Innovative Treatment for Chronic Heel Pain

Heel pain can have many different causes but the most common is plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia. This fibrous tissue extends along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone and the forefoot. If you feel a stabbing pain in the bottom of your heel, particularly when you first get […]

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