The most common cause of heel pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. Other causes of heel pain include: stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, nerve conditions, bursitis, or cyst.
Since some of these conditions mimic one another, a thorough exam by our physician can help determine the cause and proper treatment protocol for your heel pain.
What is plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of tissue that originates on our heel bone and extends to the base of our toes. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue becomes inflamed and irritated resulting in heel pain.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
Symptoms of heel pain
Plantar fasciitis present with pain that is with the first step in the morning and after arising from being sedentary. Once you walk a little it may ease up some, but the pain progressively worsens over time.