Heel Pain


Heel Spurs at Your Heels

Heel spurs are not a walk in the park. They are bony extensions of the heel bone that form as a result of repetitive irritation of the heel bone. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to swelling and irritation of the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes. […]

Posted on October 11, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis and Your Heels

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the comfort of your heels as it directly involves the plantar fascia that connects your heel bone to your toes. This ligament provides assistance to your foot’s arch. Plantar fasciitis occurs when this ligament becomes worn out or stressed. The plantar fascia can suffer many little tears, […]

Posted on September 18, 2018

Heel Pain can be Managed

Heel pain can be caused for a variety of reasons, such as foot complications or long periods of stress placed on the feet. Heel pain can cause many problems since it can interfere with day to day activities. There is no magic way of eliminating it; however, determining the exact cause of it helps for […]

Posted on July 2, 2018

Heel Spurs are Painful

Heel spurs are not something you want on your feet for a variety of reasons. They often develop from calcification of the heel bone and cause a painful bump at the back of the heel. The spurs that happen at the back of the heel generally occur from swelling of other tendons. They can form […]

Posted on June 28, 2018

Heel Spurs of the Moment

Heel spurs develop when calcium deposits at the bottom of the heel in an accelerated manner. This causes the bones of the heel to stick out a bit. Heel spurs are distinguished by causing calcification to develop on the heel bone. The heel plays a major role in the body with regard to stability and […]

Posted on May 31, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis May Worsen by Cycling

Plantar Fasciitis can be a painful condition that affects many day to day activities. This condition affects the plantar fascia, which protects the arch of the foot and allows us to walk, jump, run, and move. It is an essential part of the mechanics of the foot and extends from the heel bone to the […]

Posted on May 3, 2018

Massage Therapy Can Work Away Your Foot Pain

Massage therapy can be a great form of treatment to relieve foot and ankle pain that may be lingering for a long period of time. The majority of heel pain is centered around pressure placed on the plantar fascia, which is a ligament located at the bottom of the foot that runs from the bottom […]

Posted on April 5, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis is Not a Good Feeling

Plantar fasciitis is not a welcome condition to have as it can cause severe pain and discomfort in the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia and other foot muscles work within the arch area, but when there is overstretching or injury, inflammation at the base of the heel can result in plantar fasciitis. This […]

Posted on December 27, 2017

Plantar Fasciitis Attacks the Heel with Force

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the heel and gets worse with normal day to day walking, running or any other sports activity. This condition involves the plantar fascia, which is a ligament that connects the heel bone and toes and is usually the cause of lingering heel pain. The purpose of this ligament […]

Posted on November 10, 2017

Heel Pain Doesn’t Have to Stop You from Enjoying Those Long Walks

Heel pain generally affects the bottom or back of your heel and can obstruct with normal activities or exercise. Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, can help ensure you get the best treatment for your heel pain. You can call us at (773) 561-8100 or visit us at My Chicago Foot Expert located in […]

Posted on September 8, 2017

Can Achilles Tendon Injuries Be Prevented?

An Achilles tendon rupture is a very painful injury that, with more than 230,000 ruptures every year, is becoming even more common. The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue at the back of the heel connecting the calf muscle to the foot’s heel bone. This tendon helps you to point your toes. Unlike Achilles […]

Posted on March 8, 2017

Are Heel Spurs the Cause of My Heel Pain?

Heel pain can be somewhat annoying or very debilitating. The pain can be sharp and can first surface when you get up out of bed in the morning, or when you stand up after sitting for a long time. The pain can hang around for a long time or can flare up when running, jogging […]

Posted on February 8, 2017

Heel Anatomy: The Workings of your Heels

Picture the lowly heel. It’s really the cornerstone of your body as all your weight rests on this mechanism of bone, muscle and tendon. The heel plays a very important part in shaping the arch and managing the stress of running and walking. How your Heel Works The heel bone gives your heel its shape […]

Posted on December 1, 2016

Your Heel Hurts: What’s the Problem?

Ouch! Your foot underneath your heel hurts when you first get up in the morning. Or you have pain and swelling at the back of the heel. Or the bottom of your heel is okay in the morning but hurts more and more as the day goes on. Heel pain can be caused by many […]

Posted on May 3, 2016

Heel Spurs Are a Common Cause of Heel Pain

A heel spur is a small, bony protrusion that sticks out from the bottom of the heel bone and is often associated with plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from the heel bone towards your toes. When this […]

Posted on February 18, 2016

You Can Find Relief from Heel Pain Caused by Plantar Fasciitis

Do you have pain in your heels that makes it difficult to walk? Is the pain worst when you first get out of bed in the morning? If yes, then you may have plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of tissue connects to your heel bone and continues along the […]

Posted on October 27, 2015

Common Causes of Heel Pain

Heel Pain Giving You Problems? With fall sports leagues in full swing around Chicago, you may be experiencing some pain from the extra stress of participating in seasonal sports. Whether it’s coed football or soccer, indoor volleyball or basketball, players who run, jump and endure collisions with other players are ripe for foot problems. Many […]

Posted on September 10, 2013

Painful High Arches: Relief to Keep You Dancing

Dance your way to Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden where you can enjoy a free dance lesson and free, live music through September 15, 2013. Don’t miss this great opportunity to close out the summer with a step, a turn, and a twirl. If foot and ankle pain has kept you from enjoying a […]

Posted on August 28, 2013

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