Pain in the back of the lower calf or heel or difficulty when walking could be Achilles tendon pain and needs immediate treatment The Achilles Tendon and what it does The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and it attaches the very powerful calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus) and lies […]
Sever’s disease (or heel pain) is painful inflammation at the back part of the heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to it. It is seen in active growing children or adolescents, who are commonly involved in running or jumping sports.
If you have been having heel pain your doctor may have referred you for an X-ray, which may reveal heel spurs. Heel spurs occur over time from stresses to the plantar fascia or Achilles tendon which pull on the bone causing calcification. It is not the spur itself causing the pain – it’s the inflammation […]
Plantar fasciitis is most commonly described as a ‘heel spur’ or ‘heel pain’ and is often characterised by pain in the morning. Causes include weight gain, tight calf muscles, pronation/supination, an increase in exercise, poor footwear or age.