Category: Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is Not a Good Feeling

Plantar fasciitis is not a welcome condition to have as it can cause severe pain and discomfort in the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia and other foot muscles work within the arch area, but when there is overstretching or injury, inflammation at the base of the heel can result in plantar fasciitis. This […]

Plantar Fasciitis Attacks the Heel with Force

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the heel and gets worse with normal day to day walking, running or any other sports activity. This condition involves the plantar fascia, which is a ligament that connects the heel bone and toes and is usually the cause of lingering heel pain. The purpose of this ligament […]

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 […]

Your Heel Hurts: What’s the Problem?

Ouch! Your foot underneath your heel hurts when you first get up in the morning. Or you have pain and swelling at the back of the heel. Or the bottom of your heel is okay in the morning but hurts more and more as the day goes on. Heel pain can be caused by many […]

Heel Spurs Are a Common Cause of Heel Pain

A heel spur is a small, bony protrusion that sticks out from the bottom of the heel bone and is often associated with plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from the heel bone towards your toes. When this […]

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 […]