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Several Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain can develop for a variety of reasons that can include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Sever’s disease, or an Achilles tendon injury. Many patients with heel pain can manage it when comfortable shoes are worn that have a low heel. Additionally, it is beneficial to practice specific stretches that can help heel pain. An effective stretch is defined as standing on a step and lowering one heel at a time until a gentle pull is felt. It may feel good to roll the bottom of the foot on a tennis ball, and this may help the entire foot to feel good. It is suggested to refrain from wearing high heels or shoes that are pointy, in addition to refraining from standing for long periods of time. If you have heel pain, it is strongly advised that you contact a podiatrist who can determine what the cause may be and begin the correct treatment.

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, contact Gary J. Kaiserman, DPM of Achilles Footcare Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change           
  • Excessive running


Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress-free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a condition of the past.

If you have any questions please contact our offices located in Forest Lane and West Kiest Boulevard Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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