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What is causing my heel pain?

There’s no universal cause of heel pain. Several different conditions can produce painful symptoms in that area of the foot, and they can arise from myriad underlying causes—everything from poor biomechanics to repetitive stress to unsupportive shoes and more.

Causes of Heel PainThe most common heel pain condition in adults is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot. Pain tends to be on the sole just in front of the heel, and worst in the early morning or after a lengthy sit. If that describes your situation, there’s a good chance plantar fasciitis is at fault.

However, conditions like Achilles tendinitis, heel bursitis, stress fractures, Haglund’s deformity (also known as “pump bump”), heel spurs, and others could be causing your heel pain. Or, you may have more than one condition simultaneously!

That’s why it’s important to get your heel pain checked by the team at Family Foot & Ankle Center in Greater Cincinnati. We’ll make sure you get a sound examination, proper diagnosis, and a custom treatment plan designed to counteract the specific cause of your pain. Give us a call today at (888) 689-3317.

Dr. Cynthia Miller
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Dr. Cynthia Miller is a board certified podiatrist who has been established in the Cincinnati area since 2004.