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The cause behind heel pain is typically associated with excess usage of the heel bone. Straining of your heel occurs if you excessively pound your feet on surfaces that are hard, or you are overweight or even if you wear shoes that do not fit your feet properly. To know more visit http://www.kneeandjointsurgery.com/achingHeel.php or call on 9923406258.

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Oh my aching heel

Oh my

aching

Heel!!

The combination of foot and ankle consists of 26 bones, 33 joints and an excess of 100

tendons. The longest bone present in the foot is the heel. Over usage or injury to the heel

would lead you to experience pain in the heels. The severity of the heal pain can range from

mild to excruciating.

The cause behind heel pain is typically associated with excess usage of the heel bone. Straining

of your heel occurs if you excessively pound your feet on surfaces that are hard, or you are

overweight or even if you wear shoes that do not fit your feet properly. These strains cause

irritation in the muscles, bones or tendons that are present in the heels. Some of the other

common causes include:

1. Heel Spurs : Development of heel spurs occurs due to the continuous stretching of the lining,

which covers the heel. Upon continuous stretching, pieces of the lining tend to break off.

Development of heel spurs is common in athletes who frequently jog or run. People who are

obese also tend to experience pain due to heel spurs.

2. Plantar Fasciitis : Development of Plantar Fasciitis occurs due to the inflammation of the

tendinous tissue that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. Development of Plantar Fasciitis

is common in athletes who frequently jog or run as well as people who wear shoes that don’t fit

the feet properly. It may occasionally be associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency and raised uric

acid in blood


Oh my aching heel

3. Achilles Tendinitis : This is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinitis occurs

commonly in people who have active lifestyles, such as people who are joggers, runners or

even dancers.

Treatment

Physical therapy, medication or alternative treatments can be used to treat this form of pain.

Medications for heel pain can only be in the form of anti-inflammatory drugs. Although these

oral medications cannot significantly relieve heel pain, some injections containing substances

such as corticosteroids, as well as Arthrocentesis (removal of fluid present in joints using hollow

needles) might be able to provide relief. Recently PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection have

been found very useful in treating recalcitrant Plantar fasciitis and heel pains.

Common practices that can be used to relieve discomfort include :

1. Application of ice to the heel for a duration of 15 minutes daily.

2. Utilize over-the-counter pain medications

3. Have adequate amounts of rest

4. Wear shoes that fit properly

5. Walking on tip toes to stretch the plantar fascia helps to relieve heel pain.


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