Heel Spurs - Plantar Fasciitis - Flat Feet - Achilles Tendinitis

Flat Feet  More Information:  Click Here

Flat Feet - Hyperpronation

Achilles Tendinitis

  • ​​Pain in the heel or arch upon waking in the morning  
  • Pain during the day on the bottom of the heel or arch  
  • Sharp pain while walking. Difficulties walking normally
  • Pain behind the heel  
  • The sensation of burning or pinching in the heel area​
  • Pain in the heel upon waking in the morning or after sitting down for a long period of time

Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatric Surgeon  
25 Years Experience


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Résidence chiruricale post doctorale,

Hôpital Vétérans, Brooklyn, New York 

Clinicien | Chargé de cours  
Département des Sciences de l’activité physique 
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges,Trois-Rivières (Québec) 


Clinique podiatrique de Verdun  
3954a Wellington, Verdun (Montréal)  


Tél : (514) 768 - 5060

Plantar Fasciitis


Heel Spur  More Information:  Click Here

​​Patients in my practice mistakenly sometimes call it Planters Fasciitis. This is the most common foot ailment among my patient population. The Plantar Fascia is a very long ligament that attaches to the bottom of the heel bone. This ligament is the principal support for the arch of the foot. It acts like a rubber band that prevents the arch from collapsing under the impact of our weight while walking or running.

Heel Spur - Exostosis


Flat feet or hyperpronation is a physical condition characterized by fallen arches while standing. When walking the arch collapses and it moves inward. This can disrupt the body's natural alignment and can cause foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain. Different types of custom-made insoles can be prescribed depending on the severity of the problem.

  • Avoid walking barefoot especially on hard surfaces  
  • Rest as much as possible and apply ice to the inflamed area  
  • Perform stretching exercises for the Achilles tendon and the arch of the foot 
  • NSAIDs - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Cortisone Injection  
  • Orthotics (Custom Made Orthopedic Insoles)  ​
  • Surgery (via a minimal incision)

Consult a certified Podiatrist

Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur  Symptoms


Achilles Tendinitis   More information:  Click here

Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, podiatre

​​The Achilles tendon is the strong tendon in the back of the leg joining the calf muscle and the back of the heel bone. It is one of the longest tendons in our body and because it is one of the most active it is very susceptible to chronic injury. Common symptoms are pain and stiffness at the back of the heel and the Achilles tendon can be sore to the touch. There can be swelling that can make walking difficult and painful.


Achilles tendinitis
is an overuse injury caused by excessive pulling of the tendon. The Achilles tendon is responsible for the movement of the foot and ankle in running, walking, and all other sports. Achilles tendinitis is very common in athletes, especially basketball and tennis players. The pain is situated at the back of the foot and ankle and can be chronic. If proper shoes, rest and icing the area does not resolve the problem it may be time to consult a specialist such as a Podiatrist to remedy the situation. Early treatment for Achilles tendon pain provides the best chance for a full and complete recovery in the quickest time possible.

Heel Pain - 4 Frequent Causes

Plantar Fasciitis  More information: Click Here

      Heel Spur                           Plantar Fasciitis

What are heel spurs ? Heel spurs are bony outgrowths from the bottom of the heel bone. Usually, heel spurs form on the bottom of the heel where the plantar fascia attaches to the bone. The heel spur can slowly form over time as the plantar fascia exerts tension on the Calcaneus (Heel bone). Symptoms and causes of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are almost identical. Treatments for heel spurs are very similar to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis. In the majority of cases, conservative treatments are effective. In most cases custom-made orthopedic insoles remedy the problem and cortisone or surgery is rarely necessary.

Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur Treatments

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