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Heel Pain

Heel pain is the most common ailment affecting the foot. In fact, a single mile of walking puts 60 tons of stress on each foot. Now that you know you’re not alone in your struggle against heel pain, this page will help you fully understand the symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment options.

What Is Heel Pain?

You now know that heel pain is extremely common, but sometimes it can be difficult to determine if what you’re experiencing is truly heel pain or pain associated with another part of the foot. Simply put, heel pain is any condition in which weight on the heel of the foot causes extreme discomfort. The pain can range from aching or dull to debilitating. Severe heel pain can make performing average daily routines unbearable.

Symptoms of Heel Pain

The foot is composed of more than 100 tendons, 33 joints and 26 bones. The heel bone is the largest of all 26 bones in the foot. The following are a few heel pain symptoms that signal it’s time to seek treatment:

Causes and Risk Factors

Heel pain can stem from a number of foot issues, but the two most common heel pain causes are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when pressure affects the main ligament — the plantar fascia — that stretches through the heel, ball and arch of the foot. This is the ligament that bears your weight and absorbs the impact from several hours of walking, standing or exercising. Plantar fasciitis can also be the result of overpronation, also known as “flat feet.”

Other common heel pain causes include, but are not limited to, the following:

Pain in the heel of the foot isn't something that should be overlooked. When early signs of heel pain are ignored, the pain may become chronic and result in more serious or prolonged injuries.

Heel Pain Treatment Options

Surgery is rarely necessary for the treatment of heel pain. In many cases, relief can be found by using a few noninvasive heel pain remedies:

Heel pain is never something that should be ignored, but with plenty of rest, stretching and daily use of the Spara tool, your immobilizing pain can lessen and eventually disappear.

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