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Common Sources of Heel Pain

Published on July 13th, 2018

Whether you’re a well-versed athlete or simply spend a lot of time on your feet, heel pain is something that many of us experience. The foot and ankle are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments, with the heel being the largest bone in your foot; no wonder it can get sore! Here are some common examples of heel pain and what our podiatrists can do to help.

Fracture

Ranging from a thin crack to a complete break, fractures can be painful and debilitating, especially in your heel. Fractures can occur over a long period of time or in an instant. Visit a medical professional as soon as you notice there is a problem.

Plantar Fasciitis

If there is too much pressure on your feet, plantar fasciitis may occur. The plantar fascia ligament becomes damaged, which leads to pain and stiffness. This is one of the most common orthopedic complaints; schedule an appointment with our podiatrists if you are suffering.

Bursitis

Fluid-filled sacs that surround your joints are called bursae. These can be painful, as they are in areas where tendons, muscle tissues and skin meet the bone.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon attaches your calf to your heel, and it can become inflamed and sore with overuse. To avoid this injury, make sure you always stretch before working out and wear the proper shoes.

At Alpine Foot Specialists, our podiatrists can help you determine the source of your heel pain and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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