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What You Should Know About Heel Pain. What Causes Heel Pain?. Plantar Fasciitis The primary cause of heel pain! Inflammation and pain along the tissue band that supports the arch on the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia

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what causes heel pain
What Causes Heel Pain?
  • Plantar Fasciitis
    • The primary cause of heel pain!
    • Inflammation and pain along the tissue band that supports the arch on the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia
    • Usually felt on the bottom of the heel, where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone
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Plantar Fasciitis
  • Chronic in 5-10 percent of all patients
  • Not necessarily associated with a heel spur
  • Over 90 percent of cases resolved with conservative treatments
plantar fasciitis causes
Plantar Fasciitis Causes
  • Excessive weight
  • Footwear
  • Walking barefoot
  • Increase in exercise
  • Walking on hard surfaces
other heel pain causes
Other Heel Pain Causes
  • Tendinitis
  • Stress fractures or fractures
  • Neuritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Fat pad thinning
heel pain treatment
Heel Pain Treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Injections
  • Prescription medications
  • Immobilization

If treated early, most respond to conservative treatments within a short period of time!

advanced treatment options
Advanced Treatment Options
  • Advanced treatment options include:
    • Extracorporeal shockwave
    • Coblation
    • Cryotherapy
visit your podiatrist
Visit Your Podiatrist
  • Ask your podiatrist what current heel pain treatment options are right for you
  • To find one in your area, visit www.apma.org
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