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Why Did My Feet Start Hurting When I Turned 50?

The year I turned 50, my family went all out with “Over the Hill” decorations. Black cake, black balloons, and all kinds of “hilarious” cards. It was all in good fun — and hey, I didn’t feel old! But about six months later, when I started to notice that my feet hurt...

Can Uric Acid Cause Heel Pain? Signs of Gout in the Heel

The word gout comes from the Greek word podagra, which literally translates to “foot grabber.” Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid and characterized by foot pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty walking is typically localized in the big toe....

What Causes Pain on the Inside of the Heel?

No matter where heel pain strikes (front, middle, back, or everywhere!), the biggest question on your mind is likely, “How can I make it stop?” However, the location of your heel pain reveals important clues about its underlying cause! Inner heel pain can present as...

16 Products to Melt Away Foot Pain — Fast

Wondering which foot pain products are the real game-changers for heel pain or plantar fasciitis? You won’t find any so-so or “it worked okay” products on this list. Every single one is a slam dunk (a most have a money-back guarantee to boot!) Just so you know, we...

The Consequences of Leaving Plantar Fasciitis Untreated

By Noelle Ihli, medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. First, the good news: 90% of plantar fasciitis cases can be successfully resolved with simple, conservative treatments. What’s the bad news? The longer plantar fasciitis goes unaddressed, the longer the...

What is the Fat Pad Squeeze Test?

The fat pad squeeze test is a diagnostic tool your doctor may use to rule out stress fractures and bursitis before ordering imaging scans, or making a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Keep reading to learn what you should expect from a calcaneus squeeze test, when your...