Heel Pain is most commonly caused by Plantar Fasciitis (also called Heel Spur Syndrome when a spur is present.) The heel is a very common area of the foot to give pain due to being in constant use and a thorough assessment can ensure correct diagnosis, to allow appropriate treatment to be administered with the aim of resolving the pain.
Heel pain has many causes. It is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that places excess stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury or a bruise incurred while walking, running or jumping on hard surfaces, wearing poorly constructed footwear (such as flimsy flip-flops) or being overweight.
The most common cause of heel pain is due to the band of muscle that extends from the ball of the foot to the heel becoming strained at its insertion point. Usually associated with flat feet (Plantar fasciitis).
Other causes of heel pain:
Fat Pad Atrophy
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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