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Podiatrists Heal Heels #PodsHealHeels

What is #PodsHealHeels? #PodsHealHeels is a national campaign to build awareness of what podiatrists can do. Why Heels? 10% of people experience heel pain. It is the most common sports injury, and those long distance runners, with 10% of runners experiencing pain. What can a podiatrist do? The lower limb, especially the foot, is our […]

Lets heal heel pain

Heel pain can be very distressing and can stop you enjoying life or taking part in active pursuits. Here are some recommended at home tips from us and lets heal heel pain. What can you do to help yourself Footwear review/change – wear footwear that is suited for the activity you are doing and be […]

What is heel pain?

Are you or someone you know suffering with heel pain? Scared to take that first step in the morning or has it stopped you from enjoying walking and sports. If you have heel pain you are in the company of many people who have foot pain, accounting for many visits to healthcare professionals – including […]

Sever’s disease/Calcaneal apophysitis

This condition is also known after doctor who first identified it in 1912 It was called Sever’s disease which does sound rather scary. It is the most common cause of heel pain in children. Podiatrists regularly treat these common injuries when they affect a foot or ankle, at Zest we would recommend our MSK lead. Symptoms of calcaneal […]

Achilles Tendinitis Post

The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the back of the heel bone. It is a key tendon in providing movement and power on walking. On occasions it can become irritated or thickened as a result of trauma or overuse, causing Achilles Tendinitis. Often changes in heel height of shoes, […]

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