Heel Pain. Not Always What You Think.

10 May 2021

Most people in their life will experience some sort of foot pain, with heel pain being one of the most common foot problems. Unfortunately, heel pain is sometimes misdiagnosed as heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. This is often due to people receiving poor information from google searches, non-qualified health professionals, or over-the-fence neighbourhood talk. Some health professionals may not spend the time to find out WHY you have heel pain and thoroughly assess your feet, so many people get given inappropriate treatment regimens and are left to wonder why their problem isn’t resolving.

Here at Stepping Out Podiatry we pride ourselves on listening to your history, asking questions, performing thorough assessments and ultimately arriving at the correct diagnosis for your heel pain.

Here is a list of possible causes of heel pain:

  1. Nerve entrapment
  2. Fat pad deterioration
  3. Fracture
  4. Muscle tears
  5. Arthritis
  6. Achilles pain
  7. Bone spur
  8. Other bone malignancies
  9. Growth plate inflammation (in kids)
  10. Callous
  11. Corns
  12. Warts

Each of the diagnoses above require different treatments. A firm diagnosis is integral to appropriately and efficiently resolve the problem.

Call stepping Out Podiatry to see an expert podiatrist for both diagnosis and management of your heel pain today.