What causes heel pain?

Heel pain is a common presentation to our podiatry clinics and often due to a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. This occurs when there is inflammation of the long band of tissue under the foot (the plantar fascia). Following a thorough history taking and physical examination our skilled podiatrists can diagnose this and other causes of heel pain and suggest management options which will reduce pain and risk of recurrence. 

 

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Sharp pain and discomfort in either the arch or heel
  • Pain is often worse upon rising from rest (especially first thing in the morning)
  • Pain can progress to agony by the end of the day