Heel Pain

Ever experienced a time when pain in your heels kept you from doing something you wanted to do—going for a walk, doing chores, playing sports, playing with your children? Many, if not most people have. Yet relatively few of those people seek expert care. We’d like to change that! Heel pain can have a significant […]

Heel Spurs

Spurs are outgrowths of bone. In the feet, they most commonly occur in the heel. The spurs usually develop in areas subjected to constant pressure. Bone spurs can become problematic when pain and other foot problems crop up as a result of footwear pressing and rubbing against the affected area, causing irritation, redness, swelling, and […]

Heel Fissures

Heel fissures, or cracks in the skin of the heel, occur due to the area being subjected to constant pressure and friction. The heel is also susceptible to dry skin and calluses. Superficial cracks that do not penetrate deeply into the skin’s surface can be treated with thick creams to provide moisture. Deeper heel fissures […]

Heel Calluses

Calluses, or thickened skin, result from on-going friction or pressure on a particular area of skin. Heel or plantar calluses cause irritation and pain as the thickened skin continues to be exposed to pressure or rub against footwear. Orthotic inserts and properly fitting footwear can prevent and alleviate calluses. For cases of heel callus resulting […]

Haglund’s Deformity

If you’re sporting a bony bump on the back of your heel, it is likely a condition called Haglund’s Deformity, sometimes referred to as “pump bump.” That’s because the painful protrusion is often associated with women who wear high heels, or pumps – shoes which typically feature a hard heel counter that presses and irritates […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain is one of the most common problems we see, and one of the most common culprits is plantar fasciitis. There is a band of fibrous tissues, called the plantar fascia, that spans the arch of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. Since your arch is subjected to excessive amounts of […]