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

Haglund’s Deformity occurs when your back heel becomes enlarged and inflamed, as well as causing inflammation of the bursa (bursitis). Due to the type of shoes you may be wearing, the soft tissue located near your Achilles tendon will become irritated by the friction of your shoes rubbing against the boney enlargement. The deformity could […]

Plantar Fasciitis

When the fibrous band of tissue in your heel, known as the fascia, becomes overstretched, the tissue will begin to tear. These tiny tears, in turn, will lead to pain and inflammation in your heel, which is considered plantar fasciitis. It is one of the most common causes of heel pain and affects about 3 […]