Foot Pain Heel Bone: Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatment 2019

Foot Pain Heel Bone: We show you 100% of the Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatments today. These include plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis pain.



Foot Pain Heel Bone . The most common reasons for this are arch pain, bottom of the heel pain and pain at the back of the heel. Learn what to do!


Painful Heel Lump or Bump on the Back of the Foot
This is a large painful bump and lump at the back of the heel. This is called an insertional Achilles tendon heel spur.


Most Likely

  1. Painful Foot Arch

  2. Plantar Fascia Strain

  3. Heel Bone Spur

  4. Foot Fat Pad

  5. Plantar Fibroma
  6. Posterior Tibial Nerve Entrapment

  7. Bruised Heel
  8. Stress Fracture of the Calcaneus
  9. Tarsal Coalition

Back of the heel spur and bottom of the heel spur
This patient had both Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis at the same time, for many years. You can see that there is the beginnings of an Achilles tendon heel spur in the plantar fascia heel spur at the bottom of the foot.

Less Likely

  1. Medial Calcaneal nerve entrapment
  2. Talar stress fractures
  3. Retrocalcaneal Bursitis


Pain Above the Heel in the Back of the Foot
Pain Above the Heel in the Back of the Foot is called Achilles tendonitis in most cases. There may even be a spur there!

Most Common Foot Pain Heel Bone Causes

A Painful arch is usually the result of a condition called plantar fasciitis. This occurs when the ligaments across the bottom of your foot are overused. These tissues become inflamed and irritated, until they cannot heal themselves over night. This is why people with arch pain have most of their pain in the morning and after rest. Learn how to treat it here,

A Plantar Fascia Strain could occur if you land very violently and traumatically on your foot. Most people usually hear a snap or feel a pop in their arch.

A Heel Bone Spur is associated with a painful arch. One usually does not happen without the other. A heel spur forms as a result of tight tissues that are “pulling” on the heel bone. These tissues essentially pull a spur off of it over years.


Heel fat pad cushion atrophy and heel spur formation
This is an example of heel fat pad atrophy. There is a lack of cushion on the bottom of the heel and this spur is pushing against the ground. This can cause a large amount of heel pain while walking!


Foot Fat Pad Degeneration results in heel pain every time you take a step because the bottom of your foot is not longer properly cushioned.



A Plantar Fibroma is a large knot or bump on the bottom of your foot. These are also very common and unfortunately only really removable with surgery.


Hard Painful Knot on the Bottom of My Foot: Causes & Best Treatment
A plantar fibroma can form anywhere along the structures the bottom of the foot here. There is a layer of tissue called the plantar fascia, with muscles underneath it.
We like to think of a plantar fibroma almost like pair with scar tissue throughout the plantar fascia. The more you keep walking on it, the more swollen and agitated it gets. It fills up with more fluid and causes more pain.


Posterior Tibial Nerve Entrapment is another differential of arch pain. This type of pain creates burning, numbness and tingling throughout the arch of the foot.



A Bruised Heel is felt similar to foot fat pad degeneration. Pain is felt throughout the heel with each step.

Stone Bruise Recovery Time Healing Time
The stone bruise on the heel can take about 5 to 7 days for the initial bruising to go away.
If you really bruise the bone underneath, it can take even up to 6 to 8 weeks. You will feel a lot better quicker if you wear good orthotics and good shoe.


Good Luck with Foot Pain Heel Bone!


Calcaneus Bone Spur Bottom of the heel spur
This is a bone spur at the bottom of the heel. This is caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis.
Achilles tendon bone spur is at the back of the heel were the Achilles tendon inserts.


Consider Achilles Tendonitis pain:



Insertional Achilles tendonitis heel spur pain
This is the Achilles tendon inserting into the calcaneus. As you get Achilles tendonitis for many years, it gradually rips out of the bone and causes an Achilles tendon heel spur.

Achilles tendonitis is back of the heel pain:

  • This video on Achilles tendinitis will show you exactly why you are having pain at the back of your heal.
  • The real key is to wear good shoes, good orthotics, work on decreasing the inflammation and only then can you focus on stretching and exercising!
  • If that’s still not working. Make sure you get yourself a good stability ankle brace to take pressure off your Achilles tendon.