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Reasons for Heel Pain

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 00:00

There are a variety of reasons why people may suffer from heel pain. Some common possibilities include over exercising, wearing shoes that are too tight, and plantar fasciitis. With plantar fasciitis, a sharp pain is felt between the heel and arch of the foot. The pain can become worse as the first few steps are taken after resting. Additional causes of heel pain can consist of a heel fracture or a ruptured Achilles tendon. When heel pain is felt, it is important to rest the feet, wear supportive shoes that fit properly, and stretch the feet gently. If care at home does not reduce the pain you feel in your heel, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an examination and treatment.

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists of Advanced Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Causes of Heel Pain

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.

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.

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

Treatments

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 condition of the past.

If you have any questions please contact our offices located in Union, NJ and the Upper East Side, Manhattan . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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