Did you know heel pain has a lot of different causes?
While most people associate heel pain with a heel spur (more accurately plantar fasciitis), did you know that there are actually dozens of causes of heel pain?
Here is a list of some of them:
Growth plate inflammation in kids
Heel pad bruise
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (similar to carpal tunnel)
Nerve branch entrapment
Heel bone fracture
Punctured fat pad
Complications of sickle cell anemia
Heel fat pad shrinking
Genetic diseases of the skeleton
Complications of diabetes
Other body-wide autoimmune arthritic conditions
Bone and cartilage tumors
Fat and muscle tumors
As you can see, a lot can go on in the heel to cause pain. Sometimes heel pain is misdiagnosed, and ineffective treatment can lead to more pain or worse. Be sure to see a foot specialist first if you start to feel regular heel pain. At Indiana Podiatry Group, we pride ourselves in providing fast and effective relief for heel pain sufferers.