What is heel pain?
Heel pain is usually felt either under the heel or just behind it. Heel pain can range from mild to disabling depending on the cause.
Causes of heel pain:
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.
However, there are many other causes of heel pain and a specialist at Podogo can identify the correct diagnosis and underlying cause.
- Flat feet
- High Arched (Pes Cavus) Feet
- Tight Calves
- Plantar Fascia Tear
- Heel bone fracture
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Nerve Entrapments
- Back Pain
Symptoms of heel pain:
This pain typically arises first thing in the morning when you get out of bed or after resting on a chair. The most common area of heel pain is on the inner side of the heel and can be described as a sharp, burning and throbbing pain. It typically gets better after the morning and returns towards the end of the day.
Diagnosing heel pain:
Our heel pain specialists will perform a thorough examination which would include foot posture analysis and gait analysis if required.
We use X-rays, Ultrasound and MRI scans as required to ensure that a correct diagnosis of the heel pain and underlying conditions is achieved before any treatment is initiated.
The key is to identify inflammation or tear of fascia or local bursitis that could be the cause of the heel pain. We can also identify rare conditions or poor foot posture, leg length discrepancy or back problems that can cause a heel complaint.
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