Athlete-Induced Heel Spurs Guide

Woman wondering if she has athlete-induced heel spurs

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your body. It improves respiratory and cardiac function while creating a stronger support structure for your body. Unfortunately, an active body isn’t immune to damage. In fact, being active can make you more susceptible to certain injuries and conditions, especially if you prefer … Read more

Heel Pain in Young Athletes

Person with heel pain as a young athlete sitting on ground.

Young athletes have a lot on their plates. Between growing up, school, and their athletic activities they’re pretty busy by kid standards. With all of the constant activity, it’s no wonder that children’s athletic injuries aren’t always noticeable right away. They often get written off as growing pains or minor accidental injuries, but sometimes they’re … Read more

Can Kids Have Heel Pain?

Kid with heel pain at the doctor getting treated.

Can kids have heel pain? Well, children seem almost indestructible at times, bouncing back from tumbles that are almost too painful to watch. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as capable of developing the same injuries as their adult counterparts. This includes heel pain. In fact, you may be surprised to know that there … Read more

How Long Do Heel Spurs Last?

Woman with heel spurs sitting down.

Heel spurs are the result of calcium build-up underneath the heel bone, and they’re fairly common. About 10% of the general population has heel spurs. Fortunately, the vast majority don’t have any pain or other associated symptoms as a result of their heel spurs. The other 5% of people with heel spurs aren’t so lucky. … Read more