Foot Conditions - Heel Pain
The human foot is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body. So it’s no surprise that the heel bone or Calcaneus Bone – the largest bone in the foot – is so frequently injured.
Injury to the heel bone can result in pain from nearly every angle: back, front, sides, and bottom. Besides direct factures and bruising, one the biggest causes of heel pain are chronic injuries to this bone, surrounding ligaments, tendons, and other tissues like fascia of the foot and ankle. These injuries are commonly caused by stress, strain, and too much pressure on the various parts of the ankle and foot.
Typical activities that lead to heel pain may include high impact sports as well as persistent walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing ill-fitted or poorly constructed footwear with little to no support; and obesity.