An irritation of the fibrous and fatty tissue covering the heel. The condition is due to the type of running characteristic of jogging, in which the heel strikes the surface first, rather than that of sprinting, in which the toes strike first. Persons prone to develop this may diminish the risk by wearing pads on their heels and by running on surfaces softer than wood, concrete, or asphalt.
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jogger's heelAny disorder of the heel, such as blistering, strain of the Achilles tendon, or persistent bony tenderness, that can be attributed to jogging.
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