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- ‘Most commonly, heel pain is caused by inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes.’
- ‘The place where you want to put your forearm is right at the bottom of the leg, just above the heel bone.’
- ‘Portable scanners are available in some GP surgeries and can be used to check the bone mass density of the heel bone.’
- ‘This tendon is a large, strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your lower leg to your heel bone (calcaneus).’
- ‘Inflammation of the tissue that attaches to the heel bone and runs along the bottom of the foot and can be caused by obesity and overexercise.’
- ‘This causes the foot to rotate inward at the ankle, causing the heel bone to tilt toward the inside.’
- ‘The damage was a broken ankle, shattered heel bone and a snapped tendon; and her Olympic participation seemed to hang in the balance as she faced seven months off - the longest period she'd been off snow in 15 years.’
- ‘A tight Achilles tendon pulls harder on the heel bone and exerts more pressure on the bottom of the foot.’
- ‘Emma went home and then attended General Hospital two days later, still in pain, and found she had broken her heel bone.’
- ‘The fossil of what is claimed to be the smallest ever primate, is actually a heel bone.’
- ‘In the middle, right under your heel bone, is this pocket to help take the impact as you come down, but also give you a responsive type of cushioning that gets you to go into your next step.’
- ‘Pain in the heel is often caused by strain on the tissue that supports the arch where it attaches to the front of the heel bone.’
- ‘On the ground they walk on all fours, but not easily, as their short legs are weak and they lack a heel bone.’
- ‘For example, the Achilles tendon, attached to the heel bone, is one of the most important elements in a human's bouncy gait.’
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