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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprains Arch Disorders Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Burning Pain Burns Calluses Corns Diabetic Foot Care Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Flat Feet Foreign Body Removal Foot and Ankle Fractures Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Pain Lacerations Infections and Ulcerations Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Non Healing Fractures Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Skin and Nail Problems Warts Fungal nails Soft Tissue Masses and Tumors Sports injuries Tendon and Joint Pain Trauma and Athletic Injuries Warts Wound Care Ulcers Our office offers the following podiatric services: Arthroscopy Biomechanical analysis and functional orthotic fabrication Diabetic Foot Care Surgical/Reconstructive Treatment Prevention/education Wound care Endoscopic heel surgery Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for heel pain Reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle Treatment of athletic injuries of the foot and ankle Work related injuries

Heel Pain
Home >Services >Heel Pain Treat Heel Pain in Charlottesville & Culpeper, VA Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel pain and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

What Should I Do About Heel Pain?
... Of course, many causes of heel pain are attributed to plantar fasciitis, an acute condition that causes the band of tissue in the sole of the foot to become inflamed...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...