Six Common Causes of Feet and Heel Pain

Six Common Causes of Feet and Heel Pain | Dr. Chetan Oswal | Orthowin Clinic

Pain in your feet or heel can be because each of them takes the entire of your body weight. This can make any type of movement uncomfortable. In addition, the function of your heel is to protect your foot from some impact. It can therefore cause pain to it.

Here are, Six Common Causes of Feet and Heel Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is an important part of your foot as it keeps your bones in the proper places. When it has some inflammation or thinning, the bones will go out of their places making the arch flatten and the foot widen. If it does not get treated within time, it will affect not only the way you walk but also your body’s alignment.

  • Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis refers to the inflammation of tendons because of overuse or repetitive action during sports. This can be painful due to inflammation as it is the largest tendon in one’s body. It connects your heel to your calf muscle that flexes when running or walking at each step.

  • Corns

They are small, yellow, round bumps that develop above your toes and can be extremely painful. This can cause pain to the entire foot including the heel. It happens due to bad fitting shoes.

  • Heel spurs

It is a type of bony growth that happens below the heel where it will connect to the tissue that will run through your foot length. Excess weight can inflame and pull the bone. This can push your body to make an extra bone that can cause pain.

  • Diabetic neuropathy

People who have diabetes have fluctuations in their blood sugar levels. This can cause damage to your feet. Some symptoms are pain in your feet and heels.

  • Stone bruises

It is termed metatarsalgia. These can appear due to bad-fitting shoes and high-impact exercises. The area between the arch of your foot and toes can have sharp pain.

To prevent foot and heel pain, you can get treatments from Dr. Chetan Oswal at Orthowin Foot and Ankle Clinic, Pune