Category: Heel Problems

3 Treatments for Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis affects the largest tendon in the body, which connects the heel to the calf muscle. Straining the tendon often happens to sports and exercise enthusiasts and people who spend a lot of time on their feet for work. The injury can be very painful and you should always stop doing whatever has caused […]

4 Common Causes of Heel Pain

Minor pain and discomfort in the heel will often be easily treated by common sense methods. By decreasing the rubbing and pressure from poorly fitting shoes you can eliminate many sources of heel pain. Heel pain will subside with rest and by avoiding the pressure and rubbing. If you are experiencing heel pain that doesn’t […]

3 Ways to Deal with a Cracked Heel

Having to stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time for work is a major contributor to the excess pressure on your feet that can cause layers of dry skin to build up, especially on your heels. If you are carrying packages or extra weight, this can exacerbate the effects. People dealing with skin […]

Heel Pain from Plantar Fasciitis

A complaint frequently treated in podiatrist’s offices is heel pain resulting in plantar fasciitis. While it often occurs after participating in high impact activities and sports with a lot of running and jumping like basketball, tennis, and football, it can also happen from overuse due to walking on hard surfaces all day for your job. […]

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. […]

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