GET YOUR FREE COPY OF “The Answer To Your Heel Pain” at or you can call: 1(888)398-9525Heel pain is a common condition. If you have ever experienced heel pain you know it hurts and is very painful. In fact it can even be debilitating. The fact is your feet day in and day out carry a heavy load. This heavy load when continually stressed can cause an irritation to the sensitive tissue of the foot and especially the heel. The worst mistake people make is that they ignore the pain at first and continue to resume their normal activities, which creates further injury and discomfort.DiagnosisHeel pain can be caused from a variety of conditions. It is important not to ignore your body. If it hurts see your doctor. Tell him or her where it hurts, when the pain started, what you were doing when the problem started, and how long it has been going on. The doctors at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists have many different diagnostic tests that we can use to localize and diagnose the condition causing the heel pain. Conditions Causing Heel Pain:Localized bruise- Stepping on a sharp hard object like a rock can cause trauma to the fat pad under the heel. Usually this will resolve on its own after a few days.Plantar fasciitis (subcalcaneal pain)- Over doing it during an exercise program or wearing improper shoe gear can inflame the tissue band (fascia) that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. The pain is centered under your heel. You usually feel the pain especially after periods of rest.Heel spur- When plantar fasciitis continues for a long time, a heel spur (calcium deposit) may develop. This is diagnosed with an x-ray. Calcaneal apophysitis- In this condition, the center of the heel bone becomes irritated as a result of a new shoe or increased athletic activity. This pain occurs in the back of the heel, not the bottom. Calcaneal apophysitis is a common cause of heel pain in active, growing children between the ages of 8 and 14.Bursitis- Bursitis means inflammation of a bursa, this is a sac that lines many joints and allows tendons and muscles to move easily when the joint is moving. In the heel, bursitis may cause pain at the underside or back of the heel. Pump bump- This is an abnormal bony growth at the heel. It is especially common in young women, in whom it is often related to long-term bursitis caused by pressure from pump shoes.Achilles tendonitis- In most cases, Achilles tendonitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon) is triggered by overuse, especially by excessive jumping during sports. However, it also can be related to poorly fitting shoes if the upper back portion of the a shoe presses on the Achilles tendon right above the heel.Trapped nerve- Compression of a small nerve ( a branch of the lateral plantar nerve) can cause pain, tingling, or numbness to the area of the heel. IF YOU HAVE HEEL PAIN DON’T WORRY, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. DON’T ALLOW THE PAIN TO DEBILITATE YOU. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE EXPERTS HERE AT ATLANTIC FOOT & ANKLE SPECIALISTS SO WE CAN MAKE THE RIGHT DIAGNOSIS AND PROVIDE THE CORRECT TREATMENT TO GET YOU BACK ON YOUR FEET AGAIN, PAIN FREE. GET YOUR FREE COPY OF “The Answer To Your Heel Pain” at or you can call: 1(888)398-9525

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