Ailments & Conditions

10 Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is a very common health issue. It would be triggered by many causes, both external and internal. The sensation can be typically described as annoying, debilitating, stabbing, and throbbing, depending on the underlying cause. The diagnosis is relatively challenging because the anatomy of our feet is complicated. Read on to learn about 10 common causes of heel pain that most people often face in their lives.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that inflames and irritates your plantar fascia, a ligament running from your toe to your heel bone. It would cause throbbing, stabbing, or severe pain under the bottom of the heel. You mostly notice the sensation after rest, such as walking the first few steps after sitting for an extended period or sleeping. Plantar fasciitis is mostly caused by damage to your ligament, which makes this part swollen. If left untreated for a long time, it would lead to a heel spur or even a rupture. [1]