Swan Has Heel Problems but Might Need to Play Anyway



The Collingwood Magpies have an upcoming match against the West Coast Eagles, and they’re going to need to pull out all the stops if they want to win. Many of Collingwood’s players are out with injuries right now, so to compensate coach Nathan Buckley is considering bringing Dane Swanback early.

Swan was given a month off from rugby so that he could rest his heel, which had a strained ligament in it. However, he’s a veteran player with a lot of valuable rugby experience, so Buckley might decide to have him participate in the game anyway. If Swan isn’t able to step in midfielder Luke Ball might be selected instead.

If you have heel pain, don’t wait to get it cared for, as it might be a sign that you have a foot injury. To get care for any kind of heel problem, contact podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang of New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang will examine the afflicted area carefully and get you started on an appropriate treatment plan.

Causes of Heel Pain

â— Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

â— Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

â— Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes

- Wearing non-supportive shoes

- Weight change

- Excessive running


Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices in New Orleans, LA or Metairie, LA. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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