Tag: Heel

Lower Limb

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Brief Outline of Retrocalcaneal Bursitis The retrocalcaneal bursa helps to lubricate and cushion the tendon as it runs over the heel. This bursa takes a lot of stress during repetitive flexing and extending of the foot, such as during running, walking or jumping. Worn or incorrectly sized footwear or excessive pronation of the foot can […]

Lower Limb

Pain Under The Heel

Pain in the sole of the foot, directly under the heel, is often caused by plantar fasciitis. This troublesome condition causes pain which is particularly severe when you first get out of bed in the morning but then eases a little as you continue to walk. The plantar fascia is a tough fibrous band, shaped […]

Plantar Fasciitis
Lower Limb

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, also known as heel-spur syndrome is a widespread problem amongst people who are active in sports, particularly runners. It starts as a dull, intermittent pain in the heel. If not treated correctly, it will progress to a sharp, persistent pain. Dr. Kevin Yip tells how the condition can be managed. What is plantar […]