The American Physical Therapy Association has updated its 2008 guidelines on the nonsurgical treatment of heel pain with a bolstered evidence base, but lower extremity practitioners continue to debate the clinical merits and most effective applications of certain newer therapies. By Hank Black
A million runners develop heel pain (plantar fasciitis) every year. This common condition is typically ignored, especially by athletes who tend to seek treatment only after the problem becomes severe. Here are some treatment tips.
Heel pain has the potential to be a variety of possible problems. The most common complaint we encounter is pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel. Most commonly this is due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue (f
Injuries can occur from excessive tension on the Achilles tendon, or from direct impact on the heel. Excessive stress on this growth center can cause irritation of the heel, also called Sever’s disease.