Achilles tendonitis can be alleviated with rest and heel lifts, which reduce tension in the tendon. Podiatrist Dr. Gregory McCarthy said, "we'll evaluate and determine whether somebody has that problem instead of just giving them a heel lift. We'll actually give them types of inserts or special shoes that will help."
|Dr. Gregory McCarthy
Patients, McCarthy said, often think the sharp stabbing pain they feel in the inner part of their heel is caused by a heel spur. He said it's actually plantar fasciitis. Special inserts and shoes are prescribed first. Then McCarthy said medications, injections, and night splints can be tried.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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