Arthritis In Heel Of Foot


Arthritis In Heel Of Foot: Arthritis develop around the heel and lead to chronic aching pain. This can manifest itself during rest and during movement. Learn how to fix it with the guide below.

 

Arthritis In Heel Of Foot
Heel Spur & Calcification.

 

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis generally means the irritation of a joint. A joint is two bones that move against each other; there is usually smooth cartilage coating the bone there, as well as a lubricating fluid. If the joint becomes swollen, this is known as inflammation thus termed “arthritis”.

There are many reasons a joint can become inflamed:

  • Wear & tear of the cartilage, this is known as osteoarthritis.
  • A systemic autoimmune, inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • A traumatic injury leading to damage, known as traumatic arthritis.
  • A buildup of crystals in the joint (mostly just the big toe), known as gout.
  • Understand that there is almost a 95%+ chance that it is not arthritis irritating your heel, but a heel spur, plantar fasciitis or nerve pain!

See the Complete Arthritis Guide For More.

**But before you click, understand that your heel pain is probably not due to arthritis.**

 

Almost All Is Plantar Fasciitis!

Arthritis In Heel Of Foot
The plantar fascia is a ligament that stretches from your heel to the ball of the foot. It is responsible for the vast majority of heel pain!

 

The plantar fascia is a ligament at the bottom of the foot. Irritation of this ligament around the heel region is essentially the #1 foot complaint in the USA! Studies show that approximately 15-25% of people or more will be plagued by this condition throughout their life.

As you get older the plantar fascia becomes stretched and strained. It develops little micro-tears that never heal properly and are always painful, it can take months or years to heal if not treated properly!

 

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis:

We have developed a highly focused and research 4 stage treatment guide for Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs. Click on this link to follow the treatment guide now!

Complete Guide To Heel Pain! 

 

About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.