Experts in Heel Pain: Definition of ‘Expert’

expert:  ex·​pert | \ ˈek-ˌspərt  , ik-ˈspərt  \ n: a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field. adj: skillful or knowledgeable; of, involving, or done by an expert: an expert job. Synonyms: Noun: ace, adept, artist, authority, guru, maestro, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, whiz, wizard Adjective: adroit, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, dexterous, masterful, practiced, skillful, virtuoso, workmanlike Antonyms: Noun: amateur, inexpert, nonexpert Adjective: amateur, amateurish, artless, unprofessional, unskillful […]

Sever’s Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis) in Children

Is Your Child Frequently Mentioning Heel Pain? Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) Calcaneal Apophysitis, or Sever’s Disease, is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate (physis).  This condition typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old.  Calcaneal Apophysitis occurs more commonly in boys than girls.  Heel bones, the calcaneus, will not […]

High Heel Hell!

Sky High Heels! There are some serious risks of wearing high heels frequently.  That said, probably the most comfortable shoes in your closet are NOT those sky-high heels that you HAD to have!  You were sucked in by the ‘Carrie Bradshaw look’.  You tried them on, and you instantly felt taller, with longer legs, you […]

Could This Be Gout?

When we think of gout, we think of an older person, like our grandparents.  Most people think it could never happen to them!  Actually, gout is most common in younger men, age 40-50, it can also be seen in post-menopausal women.  In fact, in the United States, gout is the most common form of inflammatory […]