When Your Heels Hurt

What is the largest bone in the foot?

Right…your heel bone, also known as the calcaneus.  It absorbs all of your body’s weight each time you take a step, run or jump.  So, is it any wonder that one of the most common foot ailments people have is heel pain?

A heel spur is the most common cause of heel pain.  A heel spur is a calcium deposit that builds up over time as a response to all of that pressure put on the heel each day.  Read more