Why does my heel hurt?

Heel painThere are many different causes of heel pain. These conditions include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, calcaneal apophysitis, and peroneal tendonitis. Each of these involves a structure that is attached to or affects the heel bone. For some reason or another, those tissues become injured or overworked and begin to hurt. The key to treating this pain begins with the correct diagnosis. You will need to have your feet examined by a professional, like those here at Podiatry Associates, P.C. They can determine what specific structures are affected and help you begin a path to recovery.

Heel pain doesn’t usually improve on its own. You do need intentional care to repair the damage and allow your foot to heal. If you’re struggling with painful heels, contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Castle Pines, Parker, or Cherry Creek, CO for an appointment or more information. You can reach us by calling (303) 805-5156 or visiting the online contact page.