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heel

1
1. the back part of the human foot from the instep to the lower part of the ankle
2. the corresponding part in other vertebrates
3. Horticulture the small part of the parent plant that remains attached to a young shoot cut for propagation and that ensures more successful rooting
4. Nautical
a. the bottom of a mast
b. the after end of a ship's keel
5. the back part of a golf club head where it bends to join the shaft
6. Rugby possession of the ball as obtained from a scrum (esp in the phrase get the heel)

heel

2
inclined position from the vertical

Heel

The lower end of an upright member, especially one resting on a support.

What does it mean when you dream about a heel?

The heel is often used synonymously for the foot as a symbol, for example, to represent violence or oppression (e.g., under the heel of a dictator). As the part of the body most often in contact with the ground and dirt, it can be a symbol of the base or ignoble, for instance, a low, vile, contemptible, despicable person (a “heel”). The heel is also often represented by the analogous part of a shoe, which is frequently in shabby condition (“down at the heels”), perhaps signifying something in the dreamer’s life that needs attention. Finally, the heel can also represent vulnerability, as in an Achilles’ heel.

heel

[hēl]
(mechanical engineering)
(metallurgy)
A quantity of molten metal remaining in the ladle after pouring a metal cast-ing.
A quantity of metal retained in an induction furnace during a stand-by period.
(navigation)
Of a ship, to incline or to be inclined to one side.
(ordnance)
Upper corner of the butt of a rifle stock held in firing position.

heel

1. The lower end of an upright timber, esp. one resting on a support.
2. The lower end of the hanging stile of a door.
3. The floor brace for timbers that brace a wall.
4. The trailing edge of the blade of a bulldozer, or the like.
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As mentioned earlier, plantar heel spurs are not removed.
The treatment indication was chronic shoulder pain with x-ray evidence of periarticular calcification in 85%, heel spur in 9%, and humeral epicondylitis in 6% of patients.
Silipos now offers Wonderzorb[TM], a line of soft, premolded orthotics designed with two durometers of silicone to relieve symptoms from tissue complications such as bursitis, plantar fasciitis, pressure ulcers and Achilles tendonitis, as well as soothing sensitive areas and heel spurs.
It can also be associated with bursitis and posterior heel spurs in some cases.
Heel pain: Inflammation or irritation of the heel can be a sign of heel spurs, formed by extra bone buildup where the heel meets the arch.
Most doctors now think that heel spurs (little lumps of bone that grow forward from the leading edge of the heel bone) are the result of heel problems and not the cause.
Hammer toe surgery, neuromas (inflamed, scarred tissue between the third and fourth toes) and plantar fasciitis and heel spurs can all be treated in outpatient settings with intra-venous sedation and local anesthesia (that can last up to 16 hours) preventing pain and helping the healing process.
They also aid in the relief and the prevention of many common problems including heel and arch pain due to Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, runner's knee, overpronation and knee and back pain.
When such problems as heel spurs, bunions, hammertoes, as well as neuromas (growths) and lesions require a surgical approach to treatment, the doctor makes a careful study of the patient's history of foot issues as well as his or her overall medical history.
I know exactly Then she developed heel spurs in both feet and tennis elbow in both arms from the extra pressure on her joints.
Having had problems with her back for years, as her weight increased, she felt it getting weaker until she suffered a prolapsed disc, then had heel spurs in both feet and tennis elbow in both arms from the extra pressure on her joints.
Sydney, Dec 29 (ANI): A revolutionary new form of shock therapy pioneered by a team of German researchers may benefit millions of people who suffer the agony of heel spurs and fallen arches.