Foot Pain Centres
of Leeds

Bramhope: 0113 230 3205   
Ilkley: 01943 604 560

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Heel Pain

There are many causes of heel pain:

Plantar Fasciitis  –  Heel Spur  –  Achilles Tendinosis  –  Bursitis  –  Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Wastage of Fat Pad of Heel  –  Stress Fracture  –  Sever’s Disease  –  Gout  –  Ankylosing Spondylitis  –  Footwear

The commonest cause of heel pain is: Plantar fasciitis

Plantar means “sole of the foot”, fasciitis is the inflammation of the tissues that originate at the inside of your heel, extend along the inner arch to the front of the foot, the plantar fascia. Medical terminology for the word -itis means inflammation, hence PLANTAR FASCIITIS.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the heel, caused by an overstretching of the plantar fascia that helps support the inner arch of the foot.

Heel pain is usually felt as a sharp intense pain or bruising ache on the underside of your heel and is often most intense as you step out of bed in the morning or after periods of rest.

Commonly associated with jobs that require standing and walking on hard surfaces and sporting activities such as football, golf and running.

Plantar fasciitis is primarily caused by an underlying Biomechanical fault within the foot as a result of your feet continually rolling inwards placing a mechanical strain on the heel insertion of the plantar fascia as it overstretes and rotates.

Treatment of Heel Pain

Treatment is so often helped by using Orthotic insoles which are designed to functionally correct one of many Biomechanical reasons that cause your foot to roll.

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