Healing your heel is possible. For most cases of heel pain, the pain is not a symptom of something serious. However, heel pain can be a symptom of a variety of conditions! Common conditions that contribute to heel pain include Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Our podiatrists at Physician Partners of America have the expertise and training to identify what condition may be contributing to your heel pain, and help design an effective treatment plan to correct your condition and relieve your pain.
If you have severe pain or swelling in your heel, difficulty moving your foot in its normal range of motion, or have suffered a recent injury, contact your physician for help. The calcaneus is the largest bone in the foot and has the very important job of supporting our whole body as we take each and every step. Having pain in this region is inconvenient and can negatively impact your day-to-day activities by causing relentless pain.
The bottom of your feet and heels can begin to hurt with overuse or strenuous activity. Unlike ankle injuries which can result from a single twist or motion, heel pain and pain at the bottom of your foot usually develops over time from repetitive strain. Pain can result from weakened or stretched muscles, tendons, or ligaments from the overuse and continue to worsen if not given the proper care and attention.
Pain can be felt in a variety of ways in the heel and foot and likewise can be brought on by a number of different conditions. Your podiatrist will listen to what your pain is like, what activities you have been doing, and exam your foot thoroughly to help determine what is causing your pain, and more importantly, help you find pain relief.