Heel Pain

Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel bone and is used when we walk, run, and jump. During contraction of the calf, tension is placed through the Achilles tendon. When stresses on the tendon are excessive due to too much repetition or high force, the tendon can become inflamed and damaged (micro-tears), known as Achilles tendinopathy. There are two types of Achilles tendinopathy: Pain in the middle of...

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What Causes Heel Pain?

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It usually involves pain at the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel bone (1). This fascia naturally stretches during standing and walking. The fascia can only stretch so far, but if the tension continues to increase within the fascia, it stiffens. (3) Under normal circumstances, the plantar fascia acts like a shock absorber for your foot, but, if the tension on the plantar fascia exceeds the limits of the...

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