Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What is the calcaneus?

The calcaneus is the heel bone. It is the largest bone in the foot, and it is, obviously, very important for standing, walking, running, and jumping. With heel strike, our foot begins to take a step. Thus, this bone endures a lot of pressure as soon as we decide to undertake a weightbearing activity. Additionally, the calcaneus has several muscles on the foot that begin or originate from it, and several muscles become tendons and insert on the back of it. All of these structures are important for allowing the foot to move properly. This area of the foot is complicated and important. Thus, when people develop heel pain, there can be a variety of causes. X-Rays, CT scans, and MRIs may be required along with a thorough clinical exam and history from the patient to determine why there is heel pain. If you have heel pain, give us a call! 708-763-0580.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Vacation Closure

Dr. Bender is out of town Aug. 7-16. Please call Eliza or Kasia if you need assistance during this time, 708-763-0580.