Can Heel Pain Be Something Other Than Plantar Fasciitis?

Can Heel Pain Be Something Other Than Plantar Fasciitis? After over 30 years of practice, I would venture to say that the most common diagnosis of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.   However, many times after examination, I’ve found out it is something else. It is also possible that there are other conditions in conjunction with […]

Simultaneous Stretching of the Foot, Ankle and Calf (Achilles Tendon) best for Plantar Fasciitis?

A recent study[1] concluded that stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia simultaneously can reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis more so than just stretching the Achilles tendon alone. The results of the study showed that patients’ pain went away faster while stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia at the same time vs the group […]

Five Tips for Ideal Fit

English: Red High Heel Pumps (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Some studies indicate that up to 80% of the population is wearing shoes that are too small.  Wearing shoes that are too small can lead to a plethora of foot pathologies including bunions, hammertoes, Morton’s neuroma, metatarsalgia, etc.  Bottom line, PAIN. How could so many people wear […]

HEEL PAIN Is Not Alike

 by David J. Sables, D.P.M., C.Ped*  Heel pain is an extremely common and potentially disruptive affliction that has many possible causes.  Most of the time it is plantar fasciitis but other possibilities can include stress fractures, arthritis, nerve irritation, cysts, bursitis, tendonitis, skin and fat pad problems, and very rarely, bone spurs. You may be […]