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Achilles Tendinitis (Heel Cord Pain)

March 10, 2010
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WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDINITIS? Achilles tendinitis is a syndrome of irritation of the Achilles tendon in the ankle. The Achilles tendon is the large tendon in the back of the ankle that inserts into the heel bone. When individuals overuse their Achilles tendon it becomes irritated and inflamed. This inflammation can cause pain and swelling. […]

Heel Pain (Plantar Fascilitis)

March 9, 2010
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WHAT IS HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCILITIS)? Plantar fascilitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is due to inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. HOW IS HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCIITIS) DIAGNOSED? […]