Entries in Heel Pain (3)



What is a Heel Spur? 

Heel spurs are a common source of heel pain. Heel spurs are a bony growth attached to your heel bone (calcaneus) and grow into your foot arch.

What Causes a Heel Spur?

A heel spur is caused by chronic plantar fasciitis.

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Heel pain in children- Sever’s Disease

Growing pains may sound like an old wives’ tale. In the case of Sever’s disease your child’s growth spurt can lead to serious pain. It’s not actually a disease but rather a heel injury.

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Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fascitis is the most common cause of heel pain, affecting 10% of the population, and it accounts for approximately 15% of all foot-related complaints. It is characterized by pain and tenderness on the inside or bottom of the of the heel, in addition to pain along the arch of the foot. The pain, which develops gradually over time, is typically worse in the morning for the first few minutes of weight-bearing, and at the end of the day or after prolonged periods of standing, walking or physical activity.

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