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Heel Issues

Learn more about problems specific to the heel:

  • Achilles Rupture - An Achilles rupture occurs when the calf muscle tendon, a band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles in the back of the leg to the heel bone behind the leg and heel bone, is torn.
  • Achilles Tendinitis - Achilles tendinitis is an injury to the Achilles tendon, a fiber bundle that connects the calf muscle to the heel in the back of the leg.
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Pediatric issue) - Calcaneal apophysitis, also called “Sever’s disease” is a painful inflammation in children of the growth plate at the back of the heel.
  • Cracked Heels - Cracked heels are a common foot problem caused by dry skin on the bottom of the foot. When the cracks are deep, they are painful to stand on, may become infected, and the skin can bleed.
  • Haglund’s Deformity - Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel which can lead to pain if the soft tissue in the nearby Achilles tendon becomes irritated.
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) - Plantar fasciitis is heel pain that is the result of an inflammation of a band of tissue running under the foot that connects from the heel bone to the toes.