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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, located on the left sidebar of every page.   Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

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... When To Call a Doctor Foot Anatomy Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems Basic Foot Care Guidelines General Statistics Frequently Asked Questions Achilles Achilles Tendonitis Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon Ankle Ankle Sprain Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain Osteochondritis Arch & Ball  Capsulitis Flat Feet (over pronation) Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball) Plantar Fibromas (lumps in the arch of the foot) Sesamoiditis Heel Pain Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) Deformities Amniotic Band Syndrome Bunions Claw Toe Clubfoot Dysplasia (Epiphysealis Hemimelica) Enchondroma Flat Feet Haglund's Deformity Hammertoes Metatarsalgia Overlapping or Underlapping Toes Diabetes and Your Feet Orthotics Shoes Anatomy of a Shoe Athletic Shoe Guidelines Children's Shoes Corrective and Prescription Shoes What To Look For Getting a Proper Fit Men's Shoes Women's Shoes Your Footprint Wear Patterns

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...   Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Instability Ankle Sprain Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetes and Your Feet Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) Skin Graft for Ulcers Warts Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

plantar fasciitis heel spur
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

3 Things You Should Know About Heel Pain
...      It’s most likely Plantar Fasciitis It is said that 1 in 4 people suffer from heel pain...

Why Do My Heels Hurt When I First Get Up?
...  Heel pain, heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are all basically the same thing...

"A Splint A Day Keeps The Heel Pain Away" by Dylan H. CNA
Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs) is one of the most common things we treat here at the Dakota Foot and Ankle Clinic...

Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain/Heel Spurs - What's in a name?
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain/Heel Spur-What’s In a Name...

Ouch!- What is causing my feet to hurt?
Causes of plantar fasciitis   If your heel hurts and it is more noticeable right when you stand up, you might have plantar fasciitis...

How to ease the pain
How to help treat your plantar fasciitis...

Heel Pain in Kids
...  One of the most common forms of heel pain in adults is called plantar fasciitis...

The Causes of Heel Pain in Kids
...  Plantar fasciitis is another overuse syndrome...

What is PRP?
...  Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon, and ankle ligament injuries have all benefited from PRP injection on a case-by-case basis...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...