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Is heel pain related to diabetes ?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

Heel pain may be secondary to calcaneus ( heel bone) spur ( hook of bone), sometimes plantar fasciitis ( inflammation of the fibrous tissue on the bottom of your feet) may cause heel spur , diabetes may cause lost of sensation of feet, but most likely not heel pain.

In brief: No

Heel pain may be secondary to calcaneus ( heel bone) spur ( hook of bone), sometimes plantar fasciitis ( inflammation of the fibrous tissue on the bottom of your feet) may cause heel spur , diabetes may cause lost of sensation of feet, but most likely not heel pain.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Depends on the cause

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, diabetic neuropathy, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, diabetic neuropathy, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe no, but see Dr

A diabetic with any foot symptom should be examined because diabetic feet have difficulty healing.
Heel pain can come from injury, such as jumping off a fence. It can come from overuse, such as hiking 5 miles. There can be irritation/inflammation of the arch area of the foot, or at the achilles' tendon from the calf, both of which are connected to the heel. Sometimes there is a bony heel spur.

In brief: Maybe no, but see Dr

A diabetic with any foot symptom should be examined because diabetic feet have difficulty healing.
Heel pain can come from injury, such as jumping off a fence. It can come from overuse, such as hiking 5 miles. There can be irritation/inflammation of the arch area of the foot, or at the achilles' tendon from the calf, both of which are connected to the heel. Sometimes there is a bony heel spur.
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