The main causes of pain in your heels include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Sever’s disease, and stress fractures. The first two occur in tendons attached to the heel bone, and the last two are pain in the growth plate or from tiny breaks in the bone itself. Most of these injuries feel worse when you place pressure on your lower limbs and improve somewhat with rest. These conditions will worsen over time, since they are overuse injuries, and they will need direct intervention to recover. There are other possible causes for heel pain, like pinched nerves, inflammation of the heel pad, and bursitis, but these tend to be less common.
Don’t wait until you can barely walk to seek help for your painful heels. Contact Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, for an appointment. Call (830) 569-3338 or fill out the online contact form to reach us.