calcaneus

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calcaneus

[kal′kan·ē·əs]
(anatomy)
A bone of the tarsus, forming the heel bone in humans. Also known as calcaneum.
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Plantar Fasciitis (PF) When the plantar fascia is over-stretched, soft tissue fibres can degenerate, usually where attaching to the heel bone.
Once the osteotomy is obtained, the distal end of the heel bone needs to be pressed 1 cm medially and then displaced downward, being careful not to put it in varus.
He also experienced a calcaneus or heel bone fracture, which can be a painful and frequently disabling injury.
The plantar fascia is a tight band of inelastic tissue that runs from the toes along the arch and inserts in the heel bone.
Plantar fasciitis or "heel spurs" occurs when a thick, flat tissue (plantar fascia ligament) that runs under the soles of the feet and connects the large heel bone to the toes becomes inflamed and often painful.
When trying to get the most out of your foot in a tendu, dancers often pull their heel bone by simply contracting their calf muscles as hard as they can, says Deborah Vogel, a neuromuscular educator and creator of The Body Series.
Silipos is hoping that its bunion sleeve can build upon the marketing success it achieved with its Plantar Fasciitis Gel Arch Sleeve, a product designed to relieve the stabbing pain that accompanies walking or standing for people suffering from plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain that involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone with the toes.
have concentrated their development and marketing initiatives on specific issues such as plantar fasciitis, a condition that evolves as excessive pressure is placed on the band of tissue connecting the heel bone and toes.
Heel bone spurs are among the most common in the feet.
The Warning: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis, which causes pain in the heel or arch, occurs when the connective fibers that run along the bottom of the foot become inflamed at the spot where they attach to the heel bone.
Earlier this year, Smith had to cut short his county stint at Surrey due to the recurrence of an ankle problem, which was diagnosed to be a fracture of the heel bone, following which, Smith had two pins inserted during an operation on his heel.