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Can COVID-19 cause heel pain? -Tuesday, 19 January 2021
How COVID-19 changed my patient exam for heel pain Heel pain is one of the most common complaints in a podiatrist’s office. What causes heel pain? There are a number of common conditions that cause heel pain including: Plantar fasciitis Heel... (read more)
Sever's Disease -Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Summary Symptoms Read More Summary Sever's disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is an inflammatory condition of the growth plate of the heel (calcaneus.) Sever's disease is seen during periods of active bone growth, particularly... (read more)
Plantar Fasciitis -Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Summary Symptoms Read More Treatment Guide Video Summary Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the foot that occurs at the insertion of the plantar fascia on the plantar (bottom) heel. Pain is severe with initial weight bearing... (read more)
Heel Spur -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Summary Plantar Fasciitis Summary The terms heel spur and heel spur syndrome describe a condition more commonly called plantar fasciitis. For more information on heel pain, please follow the link to plantar fasciitis. Last Update: December... (read more)
Heel Pain -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Summary Common Causes Summary Each step that we take applies a phenomenal load to the heel. Consider the fact that in a simple slow walk, the load applied to the heel can be more than twice our body weight. If we increase the speed of our... (read more)
Haglund's Deformity -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Summary Symptoms Read More Summary Haglund's deformity is the term used to describe an enlargement of the posterior/lateral heel. Haglund's deformity also goes by the name of Haglund's disease and pump bump. Most clinicians agree that Haglund's... (read more)
Cracked Heels -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Summary Symptoms Read More Summary Cracked (fissured) heels are deep splits in the skin on the rim of the heel. Cracked heels are seen more commonly in the winter months when the air is dry. Cracked heels can be deep enough to bleed and... (read more)
Calcaneal Fractures -Saturday, 14 November 2020
Summary Symptoms Read More Summary A broken heel bone is called a calcaneal fracture. There are many types of calcaneal fractures that are described by several calcaneal fracture classifications schemes. Treatment of a calcaneal fracture... (read more)