Anatomy of the Heel: Understanding the Complex Structure

Anatomy of the heel, Straits Podiatry Singapore. A photo showing an x-ray image that shows the anatomy of the heel.

Introduction The heel is more than just the back part of your foot; it’s a complex structure comprising various bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Understanding the anatomy of the heel can provide valuable insights into conditions like heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis. This article will guide you through the essential components of the […]

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Heel Pain in Singapore’s Urban Environment

Lifestyle Changes to prevent heel pain in Singapore. Straits Podiatry. A photo showing how changing shoes can help with relieving heel pain

Introduction Heel pain is a common issue that many Singaporeans face, especially given the city-state’s urban environment. The combination of long commutes, extensive walking, and the choice of footwear can contribute to this problem. Through this article, we aim to provide practical lifestyle changes to help you prevent or alleviate heel pain in Singapore’s unique […]

Functions of the Achilles Tendon: The Powerhouse of the Foot

Functions of the Achilles Tendon. Photo showing a podiatrist at Straits Podiatry Singapore performing a diagnostic ultrasound scan on the Achilles tendon.

Introduction The Achilles tendon is one of the most crucial components of the foot’s anatomy. Often described as the powerhouse of the foot, the Achilles tendon plays a vital role in various forms of movement. Let’s look further into the essential functions of this tendon and its significance in maintaining foot health. What is the […]