Heel pain occurs due to repetitive stress. The causes can be as simple as a sudden increase in activity or wearing the incorrect foot wear, to a more complex biomechanical issue related to foot pronation or muscle tightness.
A common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom surface of the foot. Heel pain can also lead to other injuries and strains due to trying to walk keeping the weight off the affected heel.
Treatment depends on the cause; sometimes changing shoes is required and in other instances heel cups or orthotics are necessary, whatever the problem the experienced staff at Prostep Podiatry will be able to help.