Heel pain can be a debilitating and disruptive problem that interferes with your ability to walk comfortably and do the things you love. While there are many potential causes of heel pain including fat pad atrophy and tarsal tunnel syndrome, the most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Scroll down to the end of the page for a quick summary of the other causes.
Think you may have heel spurs? The term heel spur is often used interchangeably with plantar fasciitis by other practitioners, though this is not technically correct. A spur is a bony protrusion (growth) from the bone itself. If you’ve had a heel spur identified through medical imaging and suspect this may be the cause of your pain, please let your Podiatrist know at your appointment.