Heel pain can be extremely uncomfortable and painful if not met with proper care or treatment. Heel pain may occur if you injure or overuse the heel. If left uncared for, the affected area may worsen, limiting your mobility and making it difficult to perform everyday activities.
There are many different causes of heel pain, including strains or sprains, tarsal tunnel syndrome, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, and heel bursitis.
Common causes of heel pain may include:
• Poor circulation
• Poor biomechanics when walking or running
• Soft tissue mass
• Rupture of the Achilles tendon
To help ease the discomfort of heel pain, your podiatrist might recommend the use of Orthotics for extra support. However, where pain fails to settle, you may be referred onto one of our Podiatric Surgeons to discuss surgery options.