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Causes

There are several conditions that cause heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause. This is burning or aching pain caused from irritation and inflammation to the plantar fascia usually in the arch of the foot. Heel spurs are also a common culprit of heel pain. They are usually associated with plantar fasciitis as it continues for a long time, a heel spur or calcium deposit which may form where the plantar fascia tissue band connects to your heel bone itself. Pain can also be associated with trauma to the fat pad of the heel after stepping on something which can lead to bruising of the heel bone itself. Tarsal tunnel syndrome can also been associated with heel pain. This pain is caused from a large nerve entrapment in the back of the foot this is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand. Stress fractures can also cause heel pain. These however are usually associated with trauma and in athletes who participate in long distance running and contact sports. There is also posterior heel pain. Posterior heel pain causes symptoms behind the foot, rather than underneath. Posterior heel pain is caused from Achilles tendonitis and a retrocalcaneal bursitis.

Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Runkel Optimized

Dr. Runkel was born and raised in Wisconsin where she also received her undergraduate education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Fallon Optimized

Dr. Fallon is a native of upstate New York. He graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2000 as a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Ido Friedman

Dr. Friedman is a native of Petach Tikva, Israel and served as First Sergeant in the Israel Navy. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Legacki Optimized

Dr. Thomas Legacki enjoys the field of podiatry and is well versed in offering an array of both conservative and surgical interventions with regards to foot and ankle issues.  He has extensive experience with the diabetic foot and wound care and he also has a keen interest in diabetic education/diabetic complication prevention.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

Our Quebec Offices

Physimed Building
6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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