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Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis: This is a condition that causes inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.
  • Achilles tendinitis: This is a condition that causes inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the thick tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
  • Heel spurs: These are bony growths that can form on the heel bone. They are not usually painful, but they can sometimes cause pain if they press on nearby nerves or tissues.
  • Stress fractures: These are small cracks in the bones of the foot. They can be caused by overuse or repetitive stress.
  • Other causes of heel pain include:
    • Obesity
    • Ill-fitting shoes
    • Running and jumping on hard surfaces
    • Abnormal walking style
    • Injuries
    • Certain diseases



Symptoms of heel pain can vary depending on the cause. Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the heel, especially when first getting out of bed in the morning
  • Pain that worsens with activity
  • Swelling or redness in the heel
  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Difficulty walking or standing



If you are experiencing heel pain, it is important to see a podiatrist to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment. Treatment options for heel pain vary depending on the cause. Some common treatments include:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Orthotics
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories
  • Physical therapy including stretching
  • Injections
  • Surgery

In most cases, heel pain can be treated effectively with non-surgical treatments. However, surgery may be necessary in some cases, such as when the pain is severe or does not respond to other treatments.



There are a number of things you can do to help prevent heel pain, including:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Wear shoes that fit well and provide good arch support
  • Avoid running and jumping on hard surfaces
  • Stretch your calves and Achilles tendons regularly
  • See a podiatrist if you have any concerns about your feet.

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Link to Plantar faciitis information sheet Link to severs disease information sheet