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 […]

Foot Arch Types and Their Impact on Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Arch and its impact on plantar fasciitis. Straits Podiatry in Singapore. A photo showing podiatrist performing a foot arch evaluation.

Introduction Foot arch types significantly determine your susceptibility and risk to various foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Understanding your foot arch can provide valuable insights into why you may be experiencing heel pain and how best to manage it. This article will explore the different types of foot arches, their characteristics, and their impact on […]