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What causes heel foot pain?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Plantar fasciitis

Most common cause for heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammed fascia or ligament that supports your arch.
It originates in the heel and ends in the toes. When you pronate or your arch flattens than there is tension in this band of tissue causing pain and inflammation. Best to do calf stretches, try otc superfeet inserts or see specialist for x-rays and custom inserts.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis

Most common cause for heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammed fascia or ligament that supports your arch.
It originates in the heel and ends in the toes. When you pronate or your arch flattens than there is tension in this band of tissue causing pain and inflammation. Best to do calf stretches, try otc superfeet inserts or see specialist for x-rays and custom inserts.
Dr. Oliver Wang
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Plantar fasciitis

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.
This involves inflammation, degeneration or microtearing of the plantar fascia, which is a thick, band-like ligament originating from the bottom of calcaneus (heel bone). Causes include poor footwear, weight gain, overuse, tight or weak calf muscles, flat feet or high arch. Nsaids help if symptoms are recent, and calf stretching is important.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.
This involves inflammation, degeneration or microtearing of the plantar fascia, which is a thick, band-like ligament originating from the bottom of calcaneus (heel bone). Causes include poor footwear, weight gain, overuse, tight or weak calf muscles, flat feet or high arch. Nsaids help if symptoms are recent, and calf stretching is important.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Multiple causes

There are multiple causes of heel pain.
These range from tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and so forth. If pain does not subside, its time to get evaluated by a physician. Many times simple treatment modalities such as anti-inflammatory medications and therapy can help greatly once the the cause is determined.

In brief: Multiple causes

There are multiple causes of heel pain.
These range from tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and so forth. If pain does not subside, its time to get evaluated by a physician. Many times simple treatment modalities such as anti-inflammatory medications and therapy can help greatly once the the cause is determined.
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Several things.

It could be tendinitis of some of the soft tissue attached to the heel.
Or, it cone be pain from the bone itself. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist for evaluation.

In brief: Several things.

It could be tendinitis of some of the soft tissue attached to the heel.
Or, it cone be pain from the bone itself. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist for evaluation.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry

In brief: Plantar Fasciitis

The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis/fasciosis which is an inflammation or degeneration of the Plantar Fascia, a dense, fibrous band of connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.
It is usually treated with rest and custom inserts and supportive foot wear like an athletic shoe. See a Podiatrist for a complete evaluation.

In brief: Plantar Fasciitis

The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis/fasciosis which is an inflammation or degeneration of the Plantar Fascia, a dense, fibrous band of connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.
It is usually treated with rest and custom inserts and supportive foot wear like an athletic shoe. See a Podiatrist for a complete evaluation.
Dr. Marc Foucher
Dr. Marc Foucher
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

Foot pain could be as a result of many different things.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).

In brief: Many possibilities

Foot pain could be as a result of many different things.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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