Foot Health Care | Heel Pain & Its Causes

Heel Pain & Its Causes

Heel pain is a most common problem which we’re dealing in our daily life. Just like in the case of fever, there are many variants for heel pain also. Many common causes are there for heel pain and they will be having entirely with different treatment. Understanding the original cause and treating appropriately is really important for effective cure for heel pain. Most of us ignore the initial symptoms and keep on working. This can be trouble at a later stage. It’s best to get medical help as soon as possible.

What are its possible causes? Thought about it?

They are Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Stress Fractures, Posterior Heel Pain…

Know these causes…

  • Plantar Fasciitis - most common condition which causes heel pain. Caused by common irritation and inflammation of arch of the foot. This tends to occur in people with diabetes, those who are having obesity, pregnant women, athletes, volleyball players, tennis players and people who participate in step aerobics or stair climbing. It can be also triggered by pushing a large appliance or piece of furniture or by wearing worn out or poorly constructed shoes. Long distance runners are most likely for becoming victims of this condition. People with flat feet have a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
  • Heel Spur – Commonly found in patients who have Plantar Fasciitis since long. We can say that Heel Spur or Heel Spur Syndrome is an extended form of Plantar Fasciitis itself.
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome – Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome causes a large nerve in the back of the foot to become entrapped, or pinched.
  • Stress Fractures – An uncommon cause of heel pain. Should be considered especially in athletes such as long distance runners who have heel pain from beginning.
  • Posterior Heel Pain – This type causes symptoms behind the foot not underneath. The causes include Achilles tendonitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis.

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