Heel pain is a common condition for athletes, but also for people who do not get much exercise. It can happen to anyone including children, adults and elderly. Looking for causes and treatment? Consult our foot specialist for proper treatment.
Heel Pain Conditions
One of the most common and well known is plantar fasciitis heel pain. Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the heel bone (calcaneus) and plantar fascia, a ligament that runs under the arch of the foot and toes for connecting the heel bone.
People who suffer from plantar fasciitis is usually felt a stabbing pain in the heel of them, especially during the first step in the morning after they wake up. Pain is caused by the tightening of the plantar fascia overnight, and then suddenly it had a stretch when weight is put on in the morning, causing micro-tears.
Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis, but the reality is that the presence of heel spurs do not always mean that you have plantar fasciitis. Heels that hooks bone spurs can form on the heel, and they can be found in about 70% of people with plantar fasciitis, but also the many people who do not have the condition. Most of the time they do not cause pain, and in the case of plantar fasciitis pain is caused by micro-tears and heel spurs.
Achilles tendonitis is another form of heel pain, but concerns Achilles tendon that connects the heel bone to the calf muscle. It is an inflammation of the tendon is usually caused by strain from repetitive movements with high impact to the heel bone. Running, dancing, and basketball are just some examples of activities that can cause this type of injury.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful heel condition similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist. It is the compression of the posterior tibial nerve that runs from the inside of the ankle to the foot, and are found in the tarsal tunnel. This condition is caused by something that suppresses the posterior tibial nerve, such as tendon swelling, varicose veins, which causes swelling in the injured area, or bone spurs.
Retrocalcaneal bursitis is inflammation of small fluid-filled sac called a bursa, found between the heel bone and the Achilles tendon. Bursae found around most major joints in the body between the bones and the muscles or tendons, and they act as a cushion to reduce friction. Retrocalcaneal Bursitis is caused by repetitive trauma to the exchange, and the presence of Haglund’s deformity (or “pump bump”) increases the risk.
Need Consultation for your Heel Pain? Please contact us by calling (65) 66532628 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website. Our foot specialist has more than 20 years experience. Be assured that you will be receiving professional treatments that suit your needs. Consultations are covered by most insurance.
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