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Is heel pain a sign of some disease?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely
Heel pain is rarely linked to a systemic disease, but it can be.
It is usually an isolated musculoskeletal problem that can be treated in an office setting successfully. Blood work may be necessary if associated with long term pain or the pain doesn't decrease with treatment to rule out certain diseases.

In brief: Rarely
Heel pain is rarely linked to a systemic disease, but it can be.
It is usually an isolated musculoskeletal problem that can be treated in an office setting successfully. Blood work may be necessary if associated with long term pain or the pain doesn't decrease with treatment to rule out certain diseases.
Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: IT CAN BE
I find the three MOST COMMON causes of heel pain are Mechanical-related to your foot structure; Neurologic-a nerve in the area is irritated causing the pain; and Rheumatologic-these are arthritic diseases like RA for instance.

In brief: IT CAN BE
I find the three MOST COMMON causes of heel pain are Mechanical-related to your foot structure; Neurologic-a nerve in the area is irritated causing the pain; and Rheumatologic-these are arthritic diseases like RA for instance.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can be
Heel pain could be due to different reasons, of which may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. If symptoms persist get it evaluated.

In brief: Can be
Heel pain could be due to different reasons, of which may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. If symptoms persist get it evaluated.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Myra Skluth
plantar fascitis is a common cause of heel pain
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Plantars fascaitis
Heelcord stretches and heelcup cushions.

In brief: Plantars fascaitis
Heelcord stretches and heelcup cushions.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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