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Why is the bottom of my heel painful?

What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia, also known as the plantar aponeurosis, is the tissue that stretches across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fasciitis occurs because of inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing the base of the heel to become painful. People who are at

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Why does the Back of my Heel Hurt?

The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body that stretches from calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendinitis is an injury that is caused by overuse of this tendon, and it occurs most commonly in runners who increase the intensity and duration of their runs suddenly without proper build-up. In addition, middle-aged

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What is a High Ankle Sprain?

High Ankle Sprain A high ankle sprain is an injury to the syndesmosis (a joint at the lower leg). The syndesmotic ligaments connect the distal ends of the tibia and the fibula (two bones located at the lower leg). They are important for the stability of the ankle. How does it happen? Pattern of injury:

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Sarah Taylor

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