Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatric Surgeon
25 years of professional experience
Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine
Post Doctoral Surgical Residency, Brooklyn Veterans Hospital, New York
Clinician | Professor
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
Heel pain is a common symptom that has many possible causes. Although heel pain sometimes is caused by a systemic (body-wide) illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, it usually is a local condition that affects only the foot. The most common local causes of heel pain include: Read More:Harvard Medical School Publishing Heel Pain
Don't let Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spurs slow you down. We have treatments that are effective and pain free. We have been treating this condition for over 25 years now and rarely have any patients that require surgery. Consulting early is very important as a proper diagnosis leads to a successful prognostic. If treated early most cases resolve rapidly with conservative treatments and that means less time away from the activities you love. Consult our team of professionals as resolving heel pain issues is our specialty.
Frequent causes of heel pain are Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs. Patients in my practice mistakenly sometimes call it Planters Fasciitis. These the most common foot ailments 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 which prevents the arch from collapsing under the impact of our weight while walking or running. Heel spurs are calcium deposits where the plantar fascia inserts into the heel bone. These conditions often occur together and the treatments are very similiar. When treated in a timely fashion it is very easy to eliminate the symptoms with conservative therapies.
What areheel 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 a tension on the Calcaneus (Heel bone). Symptoms and causes of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are almost identical.Treatments for heel spurs are very similiar to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis. In the majority of cases conservative treatments are effective. In most cases custom made orthopaedic insoles remedy the problem and there is rarely a need for cortisone injections or surgery.
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