Heel Pain Can Have Many Causes
Heel pain is a simple-sounding symptom on the surface, but it can stem from a multitude of different sources. If you’ve tried to treat your heel pain in the past and were disappointed by the results, chances are likely that your treatment wasn’t made to address the particular cause of your pain.
Just a few of the more common conditions responsible for heel pain include:
- Plantar Fasciitis. The most common cause of heel pain in adults.
- Achilles Tendinitis. Inflammation of the strongest tendon in the body, connected to the heel bone.
- Sever’s Disease. A common cause of heel pain in active children ages 8-14. (Children can develop heel pain from other causes, too!)
There are more potential causes of heel pain, and a variety of factors that can influence the development of each. Factors can be physical in nature, such as overuse causing sports injuries. Others may be more structural in nature, such as having flat feet or tight calf muscles that pull on the heel. Many times a combination of factors can be involved!
Whatever the cause or causes, however, we’ll get to the root of the problem and recommend a course of treatment that best suits your needs.