What to do when your Heel Pain is Not a Heel Spur

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-Your Heel Hurts. Now What?-

Oh the trouble we find ourselves in during our adventures in self-diagnosis.

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-Asking the Right Questions is Important-

Once we understand what has happened we can figure out the best course of action.

Did this pain come about gradually or appear suddenly?

Where exactly on your heel is the pain?

Could a recent increase in activity have strained the Achilles tendon at its insertion into the heel bone?

We hear about people who spend countless hours walking while on vacation and end up with heel pain – this is not a heel spur.

Could it be Plantar Fasciitis?

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You cannot assume heel pain is due to a heel spur.

Heel spurs grow slowly over time due to a foot that has lost its ability to absorb shock – the arch flattens creating a tug-of-war between the heel and forefoot that worsens with every step.

As time goes by the spur grows as does the intensity of the pain.

Heel spurs can be seen on plain film xray.

Heel spurs require foundational restoration!

The best treatment for a heel spur is not the same as the rehab needed for a sprain or strain.

When Heel Pain is NOT due to a heel spur it should not be treated as such.

Treatment inappropriate for the diagnosis allows the underlying problem to worsen with age.

For example, asthma medication is not appropriate for a cough nor is cough medication appropriate for asthma – you can see how this is dangerous.

When your heel pain is not caused by a heel spur, please:

Ask for Help Finding the Cause

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Dr Dave

Graceful Ageing Aficionado at Arizona Orthotics
It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters.

Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market.

My Mission
1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away.
2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage.
3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully.

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Dr Dave

It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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