Pain In Bottom Of Heel?


Pain In Bottom Of Heel: Is your heel pain at the bottom or the back of your heel? There is one major cause of bottom of the heel pain.



Is Your Problem At The Bottom Of Your Heel?

Note: Say No if the pain is located at the back of your heel.


Say Yes To Pain In Bottom Of Heel If:

  • The bottom of your heel or arch hurts!
  • Pain is worse in the morning or after rest.
  • Pain hurts while walking on your heel.

Say No To Pain In Bottom Of Heel If:

  • It is a hard bump on the back of your heel.
  • If the irritation is due to your Achilles tendon.
  • If the pain is due to back of the shoe irritation.




Bottom Of Heel Pain Causes:

1) Plantar Fasciitis:

  • This is by far the most common cause of bottom of heel pain in the world!
  • 15% of all people will get this at one time or another.
  • If you have arch pain or morning arch pain, consider this!


2)Foot Fat Pad Atrophy:

Pain In Bottom Of Heel When Walking
Normally a thick cushioning fat pad should protect your heel. But as you get older or suffer a bruised heel, it can start to disappear.
  • If your heel bone does not have any cushion.
  • Try to push against your heel bone with your thumb, there should be a 1/2 inch+ thick fat pad there!


3) Sharp Pain In Bottom Of Heel:

  • This sharp pain is also due to plantar fasciitis.
  • This can be a sharp pain in the morning with the first few steps you take.
  • This can also be due to nerve irritation.
  • This nerve irritation can cause numbness, burning or tingling.



Pain In Bottom Of Heel When Walking:

  • Pain in bottom of heel when walking is very common.
  • If this pain starts in less than 30 minutes or so within walking or running, this is not normal.
  • Being flat footed can predispose you to this.
  • This is also a form of plantar fasciitis, which is a stretch on the ligaments at the bottom of your heel.


Pain On Bottom Of Foot Near Heel:

  • If you have pain on bottom of foot near heel, this is most likely in your arch.
  • This is also plantar fasciitis.
  • Arch pain is the stretch of tissue at the bottom of your foot.
  • This acts to hold your foot arch together, but it can become irritated if overused.
  • This is most common in  flat feet or people who stand on their feet frequently.