Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, or sometimes known as policeman heel.
Other causes of heel pain can also be:
Bony heel spur.
It is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed by a professional to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.
There are many causes of plantar fasciitis and in many occasions there are multiple contributing factors rather than just a single one.
Common contributing causes include:
Over pronating (rolling in too much/flat footed)
Increase in activity or a change in activity
Prolonged periods of standing
Sudden increase in body weight
If you start to get pain at the heel or through the arch of the foot this could potential be plantar fasciitis. People often report that this can be worse in the morning or after a period of rest. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and want further advice or help please don't hesitate to contact Foot Clinic Wales.