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Many Reasons for Heel Pain

There are many patients who experience heel pain for various reasons. Some of these are obesity, plantar fasciitis, Sever’s disease, or wearing shoes that do not fit properly. Heel spurs, bony protrusions that form on the bottom of the heel, are a common cause of heel pain. Patients who may be at an increased risk for developing heel pain include those who are physically active, pregnant women, and the middle-aged population. Mild relief may be found from heel pain when specific stretches are practiced frequently. These include standing on a step and lowering the heels one at a time until a gentle stretch is felt. Additionally, improving posture and walking style may aid in relieving heel pain. If you have this heel pain for any reason, please consult with a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and treat it. 

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, contact Ronald Pieroni, DPM of Bolingbrook Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change           
  • Excessive running


Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress-free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a condition of the past.

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Bolingbrook, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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