Sore Heels pain
Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists. It is often a message from the body that something is in need of medical attentions. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, often warning us about the damage we have suffered.
The causes of heel pain
While heel pain has many causes, it is usually the result of faulty biomechanics (abnormalities in the way we walk). This can place too much stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being significantly overweight
Systemic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes can also contribute to heel pain.
Other causes Of heel
Excessive rolling in of the feet when walking.
An inflamed bursa (bursitis), a small, irritated sack of fluid at the back of the heel.
A neuroma (a nerve growth).
Other soft-tissue growths
Heel bumps or ‘pump bumps’, a bone enlargement at the back of the heel bone.
Bruises or stress fractures to the heel bone. Overcoming the problem
If pain and other symptoms of inflammation – redness, swelling, heat – persist, you should limit normal daily activities and consult Podiatrist.
Early treatment might involve exercise and shoe recommendations, taping or strapping and anti-inflammatory medication (such as aspirin). Taping or strapping supports the foot, placing stressed muscles in a restful state and preventing stretching of the plantar fascia. Other physical therapies may also be used, including ice-packs and ultra-sounds
These treatments will effectively treat the majority of heel and arch pain without the need for surgery