Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

The calf muscles are attached to the heel by the Achilles tendon. This is primarily the thickened cord or fibrous band that runs down the back of one’s leg and attaches to the heel bone.   The main function of this complex is to force the foot downward in gait and...
Heel Pain in the Young Athlete – Sowell Podiatry – Nacogdoches

Heel Pain in the Young Athlete – Sowell Podiatry – Nacogdoches

Every year I see a dozen, or so, young athletes that are having problems when playing.  Typically they are running on their toes to avoid heel pressure and play explosive sports with increased heel pressures.  Of course these children need to be assessed and properly...