Heel Pain Causes And Possible Treatments

There are numerous ailments that can end up causing you to experience heel pain. The more you learn about different things that can cause you to have heel pain, the better your chances will be of knowing what types of treatments might be able to help you feel better. Here is more information on heel pain causes and treatments that you should know about.

Plantar fasciitis  

This is a condition in which the plantar fascia is inflamed, torn, bruised, or injured in other ways. The plantar fascia is the band of tissue that goes the length of your feet, going from the base of your toes to your heels. The pay can hurt at any point along this tissue, but heel pain is the most common. Wearing the wrong shoes, being overweight, walking on very hard ground, and excessive jumping are some things that can cause the problem. Some examples of treatment include icing the affected foot, massage, wearing night splints, physical therapy, and even surgery. 


Another issue that can cause you to have heel pain is foot fractures. You can end up fracturing your foot when you have an accident. However, there are also stress fractures that you can end up with because you put too much weight on your feet or because you move your feet in the wrong way. A fracture can cause pain anywhere, depending on the location of the fracture, and this includes in your heel. Treatments for a fracture can include ice, rest and foot elevation, wearing a splint, using crutches, and possibly surgery. 

Achilles tendonitis 

Achilles tendonitis is a condition where the Achilles tendon is inflamed. This can be caused due to things like the overuse of the tendon during sports and other physical activities, as well as by wearing the wrong shoes. This condition can cause a burning sensation around the heel that can be very painful. It can also cause the area to feel stiff. Some treatments for this condition can include rest and ice, supportive shoes, night splints, walking boots, and sometimes surgery is needed. 


Now that you have an idea of just a few of the many types of conditions that can cause heel pain, you have a better idea of how important it is to treat your feet well. You should go in to see the podiatrist any time you are worried about your feet because of things like heel pain, so you know you are being properly treated early. Early treatment can be important when it comes to proper healing.