What is “Heel Healing Syndrome”

Today, another girl in her 20s was referred for a diagnosis, with symptoms: “feet pain” has been kept but no cause can be found?

I took a close look at her foot (from ankle to sole) and found that there was a slight protrusion, which would hurt when pressed by hand; so I asked her to do what I did (foot turning inward). As a result, the left foot could… The right foot doesn’t seem to be so flexible, and it’s a bit stuck.

I asked her, “Don’t you think it’s weird?”

She said, “No! Because my feet have been like this since I was a kid.”

This is another case of “heal healing syndrome”. Although many patients see the doctor repeatedly, they still cannot find the cause and have to endure foot pain from time to time.
Lack of softness on the soles of the feet is also a warning sign!

The main reason is that everyone has ignored the importance of the “softness of the soles”!


The sole is composed of seven bones: calcaneus, talus, scaphoid bone, cuboid bone, and three cubic bones (also called cuneiform bones). They are collectively called tarsal bones in Chinese. The reason why seven bones are used means it The design and requirements of the original function should be soft so that the feet can move and climb in response to various uneven terrains through the flexibility of these joints. But there are exceptions, where two bones that shouldn’t be stuck together are stuck together. This symptom is what we call a “healing disorder.”

There are many parts of healing syndrome, such as: between the calcaneus and the talus, between the calcaneus and the pubic bone, or between the scaphoid bone and the pubic bone. The “tarsal coalition” between the calcaneus and the talus is the most common. Because it is mainly caused by congenital problems, not from external forces, it is not only easily overlooked by the public, but even orthopedic doctors lack relevant concepts. Sometimes the cartilage is too small and X-rays cannot be seen. It must be through computer tomography. Or MRI scan, so it is difficult to diagnose or is often misdiagnosed.

Latent sequelae will increase with age

Why shouldn’t the bones that should be glued together heal together? What kind of trouble and inconvenience will it bring us?

To put it simply, when the gap between the two bones and joints is narrow, that is, the width of the space where the cartilage is located is insufficient, our flexibility of movement will be relatively limited. When we were young, some people may have noticed the extension of their two feet. At different degrees, you may feel that it is different from other people’s feet. “Why can he but I can’t?” Even though a question mark once flashed in my heart, because I was still a child, my cartilage had not hardened yet, even if my mobility was slightly affected. However, the troubles and inconveniences caused are not obvious, and it is easy to be ignored.

With age, the cartilage gradually hardens and degenerates, so that two bones that shouldn’t be healed together gradually stick together healthily. On the other hand, as adolescence’s activity increases, the two are intertwined. There was something wrong at the beginning… I felt pain in my feet at every turn. As you can understand, this healing problem is by no means sudden. Perhaps for many people, it was not a problem when they were young, but when they grow up, it turns into a symptom, which brings inconvenience to many people. This is the typical condition of heel bone healing.

Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis

woman holding her painful foot

The sign revealed in the life, it turns out that it is also a problem!

To avoid missing the golden treatment period of adolescence, the concepts of “early detection, early treatment” and “prevention of micro-cracking” are not slogans in the prevention and treatment of heel bone healing, but are very important. If one of the answers to the following questions is “yes”, you may wish to find an opportunity to seek confirmation from a specialist doctor to see if there is a “heel bone healing syndrome” problem:
. The softness of the two feet is different
. When meditating, the feet cannot be placed on the thighs.
. Unable to kneel
. Unable to climb the tree
. Unable to climb

In addition to being difficult to detect, heel bone healing is also easy to be misdiagnosed as “stiff flat feet” because the apparent symptoms of the two are very similar, or the patient is stiff due to the healing of the heel bone in the position of the rigid flat feet. The symptoms of flat feet, but when diagnosed, the doctor only diagnosed rigid flat feet and ignored the cause: heel bone healing. This is also the part that we can pay more attention to when we are diagnosed and treated.

Back to the origin: a healthy life starts from the feet

I want to emphasize again: the feet are used to walk and move!

A heel spur

Thousands of years of evolution have nurtured our pursuit of culture and life literacy, so we should pay more attention to the original design and function of the foot. “It” is not just used to stand or support the body, it can run and jump. , Climbing trees, and migrating (long-distance walking), so the most primitive design of the foot is to grasp things. “It” is an organ with a high degree of dexterity and mobility, and it is also a place where nerve/muscle feedback is very frequent.

Although we all wear shoes and socks to walk, run and jump now, as long as we avoid engaging in outdoor or intense sports, and live a completely urbanized life, do not exercise at all, and only walk around in the office or home, there may be a hidden problem with that foot Will not be revealed.

But is this quality of life and life enough for us? Or do you look forward to more adventures and enjoyment on the journey of life? It depends on the individual, and it also depends on the function of the feet!

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