Heel pain is usually caused by overuse. The most common causes are plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and arthritis. If you have heel pain that persists, you should see a podiatrist.
What causes heel pain?
Having faulty foot structure such as flat feet or high arched feet, or wearing non-supportive footwear on hard surfaces, can cause your plantar fascia, a thick strong structure on the bottom of your foot, to become tight, pulling on where it attaches to your heel bone.
Treatment for heel pain
Your suggestive treatments that Riverton Podiatry's podiatrists may include:
night splints or strapping
supportive footwear or orthotics
losing any excess weight to reduce the stress on your feet
Heel Pain Prevention
Reducing stress on the feet helps to prevent heel injury and pain. Stretching and a warm-up before exercise can help. If you feel pain in your tendon, you should stop the exercise. Always wear correctly fitted, supportive footwear suitable for your activity.