Category: Heel Pain

Can Achilles Tendon Injuries Be Prevented?

An Achilles tendon rupture is a very painful injury that, with more than 230,000 ruptures every year, is becoming even more common. The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue at the back of the heel connecting the calf muscle to the foot’s heel bone. This tendon helps you to point your toes. Unlike Achilles […]

Heel Anatomy: The Workings of your Heels

Picture the lowly heel. It’s really the cornerstone of your body as all your weight rests on this mechanism of bone, muscle and tendon. The heel plays a very important part in shaping the arch and managing the stress of running and walking. How your Heel Works The heel bone gives your heel its shape […]

Common Causes of Heel Pain

Heel Pain Giving You Problems? With fall sports leagues in full swing around Chicago, you may be experiencing some pain from the extra stress of participating in seasonal sports. Whether it’s coed football or soccer, indoor volleyball or basketball, players who run, jump and endure collisions with other players are ripe for foot problems. Many […]