The heel is the largest bone inside of the foot. It is one of 26 bones, and between the heel and the ankle, there is over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Heel pain can have one of many causes, including sports injuries, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and more.
While it is great to rest, put ice on it, and take pain medication, it is a better idea to call and make an appointment with us so that we can see if there is a deeper cause for your foot pain.
Heel pain is the most common cause of people calling their podiatrist. If you wake up in the morning with foot pain, feel better after you walk around on it for a bit, or notice that the pain is worse as the day goes on, you should call us.
There are many treatment options that we can go over with you to determine what can help ease your foot pain.