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Related to heel: Heel spur, heel pain
heel(hēl) calx; the hindmost part of the foot.
calx, pl. calces (kalks, kal'sēz)
Synonym(s): heel (1) .
dis·tal end(dis'tăl end)
Synonym(s): heel (2) .
heelfoot area inferior to ankle and proximal to tarsus
Patient discussion about heel
Q. Is there any good source for heel pain relief, besides NSAIDs? My heel pain is most severe at night when I sleep. It's as if the way I position my feet worsen the condition, but I'm at a loss to know how to position my feet. During the day my heels feel so but don't typically bother me.
Q. I had sugery on a fractured heel what is the recovery process? Wanting to meet people who are going thru this now or have already recovered from this injury. What should I expect?
Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?