Have you been experiencing unexpected heel pain? There are many causes for a sore heel that are no fun for anyone to experience. From Planter Fasciitis to Achilles Tendonitis, the heel could be subject to multiple ailments causing pain. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, contact our foot doctors servicing the Lehi area for the best heel pain treatment.
Common Heel Pain Causes
Heel Bumps, also known as Pump Bumps, are a common condition among teenagers. Because the heel bone is not fully matured, it rubs more than normal and causes extra bone to form in the heel area. Often times, this is the cause of a flat foot, which can be another pain of its own. This formation of bone can also be inflamed when females wear high heels at a young age.
Chronic Inflammation of the Heel Pad is a condition caused by heavy footsteps or other actions to make the heel pad thinner than it needs to be for proper function.
Stress Fracture is caused when the heel bone is fractured by stress, such as strenuous sports or exercise, heavy manual work, or other actions bringing pressure to the foot and pain to the heel.
Achilles Tendonitis is a chronic condition of degeneration of the Achilles tendon, due to tension and pressure surrounding the tendon area. This causes microscopic tears, leading to a weakened tendon and painful results.
Plantar Fasciitis, occurs when the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs from the toes to the heel of the foot, gets stretched too intensely, causing an inflammation around the area of the heel or even the middle of the foot.
Don’t Wait to Get Help
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we suggest contacting us today to talk to one of our foot experts servicing the Lehi area. We will help you know what steps to take to work toward foot recovery. Get your heels in shape today by calling (801) 756-4200. Receive the heel pain treatment you need to have healthy, painless feet!