Managing Digestive Disorders
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Managing Digestive Disorders

My name is Lilith Maclin and if you suffer from a digestive disorder, you can find a wealth of information about this type of medical condition in my blog. Three years ago, my husband was having severe stomach cramps and his doctor told him that he had a digestive disorder called ulcerative colitis. After my husband was diagnosed, I did thorough research to learn how to control and manage this disorder. We kept track of everything that my husband ate and when a certain food caused a flare-up of his condition, he eliminated that food from his diet. By learning all we could about this digestive disorder, my husband has been able to live pain free. If you want more information about this disorder and how to manage it, you can find it here by reading my blog.

Managing Digestive Disorders

What's Preventing You From Kicking Up Your Heels?

Louella Davidson

Do you experience pain in your heel when you are walking or exercising? Heel pain can range from mildly annoying to downright debilitating, and it can interfere with your daily activities. There are many reasons why you might have pain in your heels. Here are a few. 

Achilles Tendon Problems

Your Achilles tendon is a mass of tissue that connects the back of your leg to the bottom of your foot. It's the reason you can point and flex your feet. With too much use, this tendon can be damaged. 

  1. Achilles tendinitis usually occurs when you ask your feet to suddenly work very hard. The condition can cause discomfort ranging from general tenderness to sharp pain. 
  2. An Achilles tendon rupture is when your Achilles tendon is pulled so hard that it snaps. This is typically a sports injury and can be very painful. It may require surgery. 

Bone Issues

When the bones surrounding your heel are compromised, pain is often the result. 

  1. Paget's disease of bone occurs when your bones are not repairing themselves correctly. You start to feel pain as your bones become weak. 
  2. Osteomyelitis is an infection in the bone. The infection can start in the bone or can be spread through your bloodstream. 
  3. A bone tumor is a mass that forms on your bone. Bone tumors are usually not malignant, but they should be biopsied to be sure. 
  4. Stress fractures are small cracks that can form in the bone. This typically happens in the heel when you run consistently. 

Other Causes

  1. Planter fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the planter fascia, which runs along the bottom of your foot. The pain sometimes disappears after walking and stretching the foot. 
  2. Arthritis occurs when parts of your body become inflamed and tender. This problem commonly occurs in the joints. It can be caused by an infection or an auto immune disorder. 
  3. Neuropathy is pain that happens when the nerves in your become damaged. Extremities like your hands and feet are prone to this stabbing, painful condition. 
  4. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by strain or pressure of the tarsal tunnel, a canal that connects your ankle bone to ligaments in your feet. 
  5. A heel spur is a calcium deposit on the bottom of your heel. Heel spurs often go unnoticed, but they can become painful if they put pressure on the tissues in the bottom of your feet. 

There are many potential causes of heel pain. See your doctor to determine why your heel hurts and what you can do about it. For more information, contact a professional in your area or visit a website like