Heel Pain

Heel pain can be due to many reasons. A Podiatric assessment will help  determine what is the cause of your pain. Below is just a few of the causes but there are other less common causes that can cause heel pain as well. A thorough assessment is required for diagnosis and therefore an appropriate treatment regime. 

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis (or fasciopathy) is a condition of pain and tissue damage at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone).


Retrocalcaneal bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (a small, cushioning sac located where tendons pass over areas of bone around the joints), which lies over your heel (calcaneum) where your Achilles tendon inserts. 

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a bony growth under the heel bone, visible on X-ray only. ... Heel spurs form when calcium builds up on the underside of the heel bone. ... They can occur under the heel bone on the sole of the foot where they are associated with plantar fasciitis.

Achilles pain

The main symptom of Achilles tendonitis is pain and swelling in the back side of your heel when you walk or run. Other symptoms include tight calf muscles and limited range of motion when you flex your foot.

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