Heel pain is a common problem for people of all ages. Heel pain is often used as an “umbrella” term for any condition that can occur around the heel. Heel pain causes chronic discomfort and often affects day-to-day activities.
Some specific heel pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis and heel spurs can cause significant inflammation and need to be treated as soon as possible. Heel pain can cause a range of symptoms which include, but are not limited to, pain at the base of the heel, pain upon standing after an extended period of rest (like when you first get out of bed), or burning and tightness along the arch of the foot.
Specific types of heel pain include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Sever’s disease
- Nerve impingement
- Haglund’s deformity.
Heel pain, depending on the exact diagnosis, and what is required, may be resolved through treatment options such as icing, exercises, orthotic prescription, steroid injections or surgery.
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