Archive for the ‘Heel Pain Advice’ Category

Painful Heels: Best Treatments for Corns and Calluses

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Corns and calluses are among the most common causes of painful heels. Both corns and calluses involve thickened layers of dead skin, which can create painful pressure points when located on the feet. Fortunately, several treatments are known to be effective in these cases. Depending on the patient, home care, office treatment or a combination of approaches may be recommended. Here is an overview of corns and calluses and how they can be resolved.


Top 3 Plantar Fasciitis Causes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition caused by strain of the arch-supporting ligaments. Often worst in the morning, plantar fasciitis symptoms are characterized by sharp heel pain that increases over time and can affect one or both feet. This condition can occur for a variety of reasons, some more common than others, and understanding these reasons can aid both prevention and recovery. Here are the top three causes of plantar fasciitis and how this condition can be treated. (more…)

Why Are My Heels Painful?

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Heel pain is among the most common complaints involving the feet. So, what causes heel pain? A wide variety of risk factors and conditions have been linked to pain in the heel, and diagnosing the cause correctly is essential to finding a solution and regaining mobility. Here’s more about what causes heel pain.

Aging Feet Problems: What You Can Do to Tackle Them

Monday, June 29th, 2015

From the moment we took our first steps, our feet have played an invaluable role in our life. They are what carried us to our first day at school, allowed us to walk up to the graduation podium, supported us as we stood at the altar, and have been with us for every step we have taken. As we age, our feet can become deformed, and this may lead to us needing cosmetic foot surgery. It is important that we are kind to our feet, especially if we want to avoid aging feet problems. Here’s how:


How to Heal Chronic Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis?

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

No matter where you live, getting about on foot is unavoidable. This is especially true of New York City. Building up instead of out, this town makes its denizens spend more time of their feet than just about anywhere else in the country. With so many miles being logged by the average inhabitant, they’re going to have more than their fair share of foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. This condition and the related Achilles tendonitis occur when ligaments and tendons near the heel become inflamed. While some cases take care of themselves, persistent occurrences called chronic plantar fasciitis require exceptional treatment.


What Causes Pain in Heel and How to Deal with It

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Pain in heel causes discomfort to millions of people, might it be acute or chronic. A wide variety of causes can contribute to the development of this unique sort of condition. Here is a quick overview of the three common causes that can make your heels ache.


How to Wear Heels without Foot Pain

Friday, August 16th, 2013

High heels have many redeeming factors like completing an outfit and increased height, but they also come with some costs, namely sore feet. And in a place like Manhattan, even a little foot pain can be debilitating. But these tips from a podiatrist in New York will take a load off your feet.


Chronic Heel Pain Treatment in Manhattan

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Many people complain of chronic heel pain, which can come all of a sudden or it can come on gradually, with the pain getting worse with time. Chronic heel pain should be addressed by a qualified podiatrist or orthopaedic surgeon, as untreated chronic heel pain can worsen and have a debilitating effect on the person’s day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are many options for chronic heel pain treatment in Manhattan that you can choose from after consulting your podiatrist.


How to Choose the Best Foot Orthotics for You

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Orthotics is a podiatric device that helps correct disorders of the foot and ankle. Foot orthotics is designed to correct positioning, provide arch support and reduce walking problems. There are different types of orthotics, from over-the-counter molds sold at drugstores to custom orthotics designed by a foot specialist. According to the journal Podiatry Today, selecting foot orthotics without evaluating your foot type is as effective as prescribing an antibiotic without diagnosing the illness. Here is a list of foot problems that are commonly treated with orthotics.


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Causes and Symptoms

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Most people know and understand what carpel tunnel syndrome is, but may not have heard of foot carpel tunnel, which is called tarsal tunnel syndrome. Tarsal Tunnel causes just as many problems in the foot, as carpel tunnel does in the wrist. It can affect people in many ways, especially if they are runners; they may not be able to run without feeling pain and further inflammation.