Sharp Heel Pain in the Foot Diagnosis Guide – This guide follow the Foot Surgeons Guidelines for diagnosing your pain!
Make sure that you have the major cause, and this treatment is for you!
The major cause of heel pain is mechanical. This means that there was no injury or disease process. This means that poor shoes, weight or tight muscles have been causing you to stand and walk improperly for many years leading to the eventual overuse of your foot ligaments!
More likely mechanical heel pain if:
Less likely mechanical heel pain if:
These conditions lead to “weakened” ligaments that are not used to standing all day or walking long distances. This leads to pain the morning upon and after periods of rest, but as you walk around the pain usually decreases.
If this is you- Go Back to the Treatment Guide:
If you suspect that your heel pain is not caused by mechanical causes, then your best bet is to go see your podiatrist at this point.
These can occur as a result of compression of nerves along the inside of your ankle leading to the foot.
This is as a result of arthritis in the ankle or the subtalar joint (a joint in the heel). This can also give the impression of radiating heel pain.
– If you landed on your heel previously and it has led to aching pain, if you have been running heavily and your heel starts to hurt more after activity, if the pain has onset heavily one day after not hurting before.
Stress Fractures due to overuse and pressure on the heel bone (the calcaneus).
deep bruising pain in the middle of the heel. This can lead to sore and aching pain.
The Back of the Heel, not the bottom.