HEEL PAIN is a very common complaint and experienced by many people. The causes vary. Heel pain treatment should be carried out in accordance with the cause. The causes of the heel pain will be varied and the treatment should be carried out in accordance with the cause.

The most common causes of heel pain are as follow:

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar Fascciitis due to irritation and inflammation of the Plantar Fascia is tissue that forms the curve of your foot. Symptoms generally include heel pain after walking and standing for long.

plantar fasciitis

plantar fasciitis

Heel Spur

Heel Spur is usually associated with Plantar Fasciitis. This problem most often occurs in patients with long-suffering pain due to plantar fasciitis heel. Heel spur is an abnormal growth of bone in the tip of the heel bone. 70% of patients suffering from Plantar fasciitis heel spur. However, some patients do not experience heel spur pain.

heel spur

Heel Spur

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Tarsal tunnel is somewhere in the distance where there are nerves inside the tibia (fibula). Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel sandwiched. Symptoms may include numbness in the bottom of the foot, pain, burning and tingling at the base of the foot and heel.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Heel Bone Fracture

Cracked heel bone due to pressure. Cracked heel bone due to pressure is actually not a common cause of heel pain, typically occurs in athletes, especially distance runners.

Achilles Tendonits

The Rear heel pain. This pain causes symptoms on the back foot, not on the bottom. The causes include Achilles tendonitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon) and bursitis in the heel bone. Bursitis is inflammation of the small pads containing fluid called bursae. Bursae serve as a cushion between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

When do you need to see us?

  • Uncomfortable walking on the sore leg
  • Heel pain that occurs at night or when resting.
  • Heel pain that lasts more than a few days
  • Swelling or discolouration on the back foot.
  • The symptoms of infection such as fever, redness and heat.
  • Other unusual symptoms.

Heel Pain Treatment

Treatment depends on the cause of heel pain. Therefore if you need to understand the cause of your problem before starting treatment. If you are unsure of your condition or the severity of your problem, you should see our senior orthopeadic specialist, Dr Kevin Yip.

To get your heel checked, please call (65) 64762106 for an appointment.

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