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Narrow your foot and ankle health article search by selecting a category topic. Additional health information is available in the Foot and Ankle Conditions section.



Why Does My Heel Hurt?

While there can be many reasons for heel pain, we as foot and ankle surgeons categorize heel pain into four major causes: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis and nerve pain. Diagnosing the specific issue depends on the exact location of the pain and how the pain affects the mechanical movement of the leg. Learn more »

When Is It Time to See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?

Any time you're experiencing foot and ankle pain or have a serious injury, it's best to start with the physician who specifically specializes in providing care to this important part of your body—a foot and ankle surgeon. Learn more »