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What are likely causes of pains in the heel of your foot?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fasciitis
The most likely cause is something called plantar fasciitis.
The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that attaches to the heel bone(calcaneus). It can become inflamed and cause pain with walking and running. It can be treated by stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and heel cups(can get at pharmacy or sports store). Try a google search for the exercises. Sometimes a cortisone injection may help.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis
The most likely cause is something called plantar fasciitis.
The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that attaches to the heel bone(calcaneus). It can become inflamed and cause pain with walking and running. It can be treated by stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, and heel cups(can get at pharmacy or sports store). Try a google search for the exercises. Sometimes a cortisone injection may help.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Agree with Dr. Harvey. If pain on bottom of heel, likely plantar fasciitis. If pain on back of heel, may be Achilles tendon issue; same basic Rx, different stretches.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fascitis
Plantarfasciitis is the most common cause of pain in the heel.
In brief: Plantar fascitis
Plantarfasciitis is the most common cause of pain in the heel.
Other causes include stress fracture, bone tumor, arthritis, and achilles tendonitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, nerve intrapment, and peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Oliver Wang
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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Heel pain
Heel pain is most likely due to a tight achilles tendon, which causes pain in the back of your heel or the bottom of the heal both.
Another cause could be tight fitting shoes that lead to a bump on the outside of your heel. It is important to know when the pain is worst, what area of your heel do you feel the pain in, and if it improves with change in foot ware or activities.

In brief: Heel pain
Heel pain is most likely due to a tight achilles tendon, which causes pain in the back of your heel or the bottom of the heal both.
Another cause could be tight fitting shoes that lead to a bump on the outside of your heel. It is important to know when the pain is worst, what area of your heel do you feel the pain in, and if it improves with change in foot ware or activities.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
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