Flat Feet More Information: Click Here
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
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.
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.
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Achilles Tendinitis More information: Click here
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.
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.