What are Heel Spurs?

Photo of a foot with inflammation of the plantar fascia
What are Heel Spurs? Why do they cause Heel Pain? Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention Heels spurs are common causes of heel pain, but what are they? As the name suggests they are bone outgrowths that develop on your heel bone. They often form on the bottom of the heel where the plantar fa
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Foot Comfort Index™: Comfort Never Felt More Fashionable

FootSmart introduces the FootSmart Foot Comfort Index™, a research-based initiative addressing lifestyle choices, behaviors and conditions affecting foot comfort, foot health and shoe selection.  Partnering with Crestwood Associates, FootSmart surveyed 1,200 women from the general pop
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Orthaheel Tide Sandals

By Kirsten Borrink BarkingDogShoes.com If I asked you to tick off five types of supportive shoes right now, you’d most likely give me a list that included any or all of the following: running shoes, walking shoes, lace-up oxfords, clogs (as in Dansko), and rocker-sole sandals (like Al
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Foot Health by the Numbers: The Heel With It!

The Heel With It!  For many women, high heels are not just a fashion statement, they’re a necessity. In our first installment of Foot Health by The Numbers we take a look at the phenomenon of the high heel and why some women experiencing foot pain say “the HEEL with it!”  And for thos
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ESWT: A New Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Option

By Dr. Dorian Jimenez, DPM So you’ve enjoyed the warm weather with your favorite pair of flip flops or sandals for the whole summer.  You wore them so much that there are little toe marks where you made imprints from walking many miles with the fresh air blowing across your toes.  And
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