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What Is a Heel Spur? A heel spur is displaced calcium attached to the calcaneum, also known as the heel bone. It can go undetected and grow over the course of several months or years and can only be detected by an x-ray. Other times, heel spurs can be painful, resulting in a stabbing sensation. Heel spurs are often mistaken as plantar fasciitis, which is when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, while a heel spur is just the presence of extra calcium deposits on the bony surface of the heel. Heel spurs are found in all age groups but are more frequently seen in middle aged men and women. They can be caused by a number of factors, including excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments, and nerves. It’s common for athletes to have heel spurs as running, jogging, and jumping, especially on hard surfaces, is another cause. Poorly fitting…

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Physiotherapists are always looking for a variety of treatments to heal numerous ailments. One of their main areas of focus is the Achilles tendon. There is no question that Achilles heel pain can be difficult to overcome. Also, before you can fully understand one of the best stretches to treat Achilles tendon pain, you must understand the Achilles heel itself. Where is the Achilles Heel? The Achilles heel is located at the base of the back portion of the foot…

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Many of us are constantly thinking of our body’s health and whether or not we’re doing enough to maintain good health. We consider how well we are eating, if we’re incorporating enough exercise and daily self-care into our daily routines while we try to make sure that we are making time for rest. Oftentimes we will also take on many other health measures to keep us performing at our best each day no matter what we’re doing. But many people…

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