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Orthotics St Paul MN | St Paul MN Chiropractor

Heel and arch pain is usually the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. This increased stress causes local inflammation and pain.  The most common cause of heel and arch pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs along the arch of your feet from your heel to your toes, and aids in stabilization of your arch during walking and running.

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MN Chiropractor | Orthotics St Paul MN

Does one (or even both) of your heels hurt?  If so, you aren’t alone. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in today’s population. A study by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has found that nearly 40 percent of all Americans have suffered from heel pain at some point in their lives.

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