There are many different causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis—an inflammation of the tendon running along the sole of your foot—is a common culprit. You could have also developed Achilles tendinitis, which is an irritated Achilles tendon. In children, the problem is often Sever’s disease, or inflammation in the growth plate. Sometimes it could be a stress fracture in the heel bone. Bursitis and “pump bumps” are other possibilities.
To know what is causing your discomfort, have your foot evaluated by an expert, like the podiatrists at Martin Foot and Ankle. They will perform tests and use diagnostic images to determine what structure in your heel is causing your pain. Once they have diagnosed your discomfort, they can help you remedy it. The good news is that the majority of heel pain cases are resolved using conservative measures.
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