Reasons for Pain in the Heel of the Foot
Reasons for Pain in the Heel of the Foot 90% of the time is either plantar fasciitis, a plantar fibroma or insertional achilles tendinitis. Stop if FAST!
The reasons for pain in the heel of the foot are usually at the bottom of the heel and it usually presents as foot pain in the morning in the bottom of the foot. It is common to have pain anywhere from the arch all the way to the back where the Achilles tendon attaches. So start treating your heel pain now!
Most Likely Causes of Pain in the Heel:
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of your foot.
This is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It can be associated with a heel spur sometimes.
This can be a very debilitating problem.
This is when the plantar fasciitis gets so bad that you actually start to develop lumps or bumps in the bottom of your foot.
This is something that is usually not cancerous.
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Reasons for Pain in the Heel of the Foot.
The most common cause of heel pain is a condition know as plantar fasciitis. This is a condition which arises from overuse and inflammation of the ligaments of the arch. These ligaments run as essential a continuation of the Achilles tendon along the heel to the bottom of the toes. These ligaments make sure that your foot can push off the ground.
Heel Pain is the Most Common Type of Foot Pain.
As a Podiatrist, heel pain is the most common cause of pain that I see on a daily basis. It is reported by some studies that up to 15% of the American population is suffering or at one time was suffering from plantar fasciitis. So don’t despair, it’s not only you who is suffering from this disorder.
This Heel Pain Treatment has Four Stages.
Our heel pain treatment guide focuses on four stages of treatment. The first is making sure you have what you actually have. It is very wasteful to treat something that you don’t have- so don’t do it! Then we focus home treatment, then over the counter treatment, then we outline the surgical treatments.