The term “well-heeled” may take on a different meaning for the millions of Americans who suffer from heel pain. As the part of the anatomy that bears the brunt of the body’s full weight with every step, the heel has a huge job to do. Problems can be caused by biomechanical faults such as flexible flat feet,high arches and tight Achilles tendons.Other heel pain villains include weight gain, high impact athletics,lower back problems and long periods of standing or walking. Heel bursitis or inflammation of the plantar fascia(the fibrous band that extends from toes to heel) are also common sources of pain. Depending on the cause, treatment may range from rest and anti-inflammatory medication to surgery.

The greatest advances in podiatric medicine have been made within the last ten years. With the aid of computerized motions of of bone and muscle design, we understand the ranges and biomechanical assembly of the foot, how the foot really works, and what it takes to control or correct diseases and abnormalities. If it’s time your feet stopped hurting,from heel pain or other foot discomfort, then see me as a patient at Family Foot and Ankle Care.

Dr. Marc Fink

P.S. The heel bone, or calcaneus is the largest bone in the foot.

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