Specializing in Foot & Heel Pain Treatment in Edmonton
A very common source of foot pain is plantar fasciitis, in which the most frequent signs are discomfort under the heel or ankle – sometimes before you get out of bed in the morning. This condition rarely improves without adequate care.
Heel spurs are formed on the underside of the heel bone and are also associated with poor biomechanics. Patients usually experience discomfort as the inflammation progresses to the point that the spur is developed. Heel spurs may develop without discomfort but usually get worse over time.
Achilles tendinitis is a swelling of the tendon that is connected to the back of the heel bone. The disorder may be caused by poor biomechanics, illness, over-training or excessive warm-up. The disease may be treated with a wide variety of traditional therapies, such as orthotics, ESWT, ice, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines.
Haglund's deformity or pump bump is the increase in the size of the bone at the back of the heel near the region where the Achilles Tendon is connected to the bone. The deformity is usually caused by weak biomechanics that accelerate the friction of the heel bone towards the back of the foot.
Some preventative measures that you can take are mentioned below:
How Can a Podiatrist Help?
A podiatrist can: