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By Podiatry Associates
June 20, 2018
Category: Heel Pain
Tags: heel pain  

Find out how your East Toronto, Whitby, Mississauga and Brantford podiatrists can help you with your heel pain

The podiatrists at Podiatry Associates in East Toronto, Whitby, Mississauga and Brantford, ON, are equipped with years of experience and heel painknowledge of how to:

  • examine your feet
  • prescribe the proper course of treatment
  • create a custom plan according to your needs

This is especially necessary when it comes to resolving issues and problems, like heel pain.

Heel Pain Causes

The heel is the largest bone in your foot. Heel pain is a result of the foot's fascia, a connective tissue that extends from the heel of the foot to the toes, becoming irritated or inflamed. Heel pain is also a result of heel spurs, a growth on the bone that may be painless in many cases but may also result in:

  • chronic pain, which is any pain that lasts more than three months and reoccurs intermittently
  • arthritis, which is swelling of cartilage and lining in joints
  • gout, which is the buildup of uric acid salts, a normal byproduct of the diet, in the joints

Other disorders which may also lead to heel pain include:

  • Nerve injuries
  • Collagen disorders
  • Heel bone abnormalities
  • Tumors

Heel Pain Treatment

There are invasive surgical treatments to get rid of heel pain, such as the removal of connective tissue and heel spurs, but before going down that road, consider wearing comfortable shoes made of soft rubber, stretching your feet out daily, and avoiding rigorous sports and exercises.

For more information regarding your heel pain, contact the doctors of Podiatry Associates. Their office is conveniently located in East Toronto, Whitby, Mississauga and Brantford, ON, for when you're ready to schedule an appointment with them.

By markbradley@podiatryassociates.ca
August 28, 2012
Category: orthotic devices

 

Back at the end of June we finally had chance to do a show on Plantar Fasciitis with Inside Brant host Ted Lehman. Interestingly he was not only the host but the subject of the show, or rather his feet were. In this episode get to review his physical exam, X-rays, video gait analysis and demonstrate the functional instability that caused his chronic heel pain. We also review his treatment plan of good structural foot wear, combined with custom functional orthotic devices. The most important point of all this is that he clearly understands the source of his problem and as a result is an active participant in healing himself. No pun intended Ted!!.