Heel Pain Inflammation

Heel Pain Inflammation: This is classically seen during the morning and while resting. It actually gets better while moving around. So learn what to do!


Heel Pain Inflammation

What is Heel Pain Inflammation:

This is my weird analogy, but I hope it makes this more understandable for you!

Inflammation in the heel is usually seen in periods of rest. This can be though of as periods where the blood is acting like a river. If it is flowing slowly, inflammatory cells called white blood cells can accumulate and irritate the tissues. Think of these as white blood cells as little boats in a river that start to pull out fish out of the water. If they fish too much for too long they can deplete all tissue from the river (which in this case is the tissue in the back of your foot).

If the blood flow is increased by walking around or any type of light exercise; the flow will start to flush the cells out and decrease the pain.  This happens within almost 15 to 30 minutes; No more pain!

That is until you stop moving around unfortunately, once you start resting and in the morning the pain is back!

Heel Pain Inflammation

Diagnosis of Heel Pain Inflammation:

  • Pain is worse at rest.
  • Pain is worse in the morning.
  • More of an aching throbbing pain.
  • Gets better with massage.
  • Gets better with icing.
  • Gets better with anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen.
  • Worse while walking barefoot than in comfortable running shoes.
  • Worse while barefoot on a hard floor.
  • Worse after wearing sandals.
  • Worse after standing for a long period of time.

Follow our complete 4 stage treatment guide if this is you!

  • We show you free and cheap home treatment protocols that are scientifically proven to get you back on your feet as soon as possible!


Treatment of Heel Pain Inflammation:

This is an extremely common problem and it is very well researched! If this is you, head over to our 4 stage treatment guide and start getting better immediately!



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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.