Heel and arch pain are extremely common, and can develop for a number of reasons. If you're currently dealing with heel or arch pain we can help.
What Is Causing My Heel and Arch Pain?
The average foot takes quite a beating every single day. Your feet are the foundation of your entire body and are responsible for supporting your weight while allowing you to stand, walk and run.
Some common reasons behind most heel and arch pain include:
If you have heel pain when you first get out of bed in the morning but it gets progressively better throughout the day you may have a common foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. This condition is also known as heel spur syndrome, and is the most frequent cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis foot pain can range from a minor pain in the morning to severe pain where you cannot bear any weight on your foot. The fastest way to stop your plantar fasciitis heel pain is to seek immediate treatment from the foot experts at Sol Foot and Ankle Centers.
Achilles tendonitis develops as the result of repetitive stress to the tendon, and is commonly associated with active individuals who exercise or play a sport. If you engage in physical activity without warming up properly, or suddenly increase the intensity or amount of exercise you do, your body may not properly adjust.
A calcaneal heel spur is a term often used to describe plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is the build up of calcium deposits on the heel bone. Heel spurs can develop in conjunction with plantar fasciitis (heel spur syndrome), Achilles tendonitis and Haglund's Deformity or "pump bumps".
Fallen Arches and Flat Feet
Does the entire sole of your foot touch the ground when you stand up? You may have a fallen arch, also known as flatfoot. Flat feet can develop during childhood, or they can be the result of an injury or aging. Fallen arches are not usually painful in themselves, but this condition can contribute to other types of foot, ankle and knee pain. If you have flat feet or pain in the arch of your consult a podiatrist.
Haglund's Deformity also known as a "pump bump", is a bony prominence or bone spur that develops on the back of the heel, near the insertion site of the Achilles tendon. The bone spur is caused by constant friction and pressure on the back of the heel and can make wearing shoes and walking very painful.
Pain and swelling on the back of the heel may be a symptom of bursitis, an inflammation of the the bursa sack located beneath the heel bone. The bursa sack helps to reduce friction and cushion between bones and tendons and/or muscles around a joint.
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Put a Stop to Your Arch and Heel Pain! Call Our Long Beach Podiatry Office to Schedule an Appointment
With two offices in Long Beach, the team at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers is always conveniently located to make things easy for you. We take pride in the fact that our offices run on time, and we even have Saturday appointments available if you can't make it in during the work week. Contact us today to schedule an appointment by calling (888) 703-9826.