Heel pain has increased in frequency over the years. As our society ages, we are trying to stay more active. Heel pain has become a major problem in America, with over 10% of the population afflicted with the condition. Symptoms tend to be relatively consistent, with pain most prevalent in the morning after sitting. As time goes on, the pain can often intensify during the day.
What Causes Heel Pain?
Heel pain can be bought on by many different conditions such as arthritis, infection, trauma or a neurological condition. However, the most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis, heel bumps, tarsal tunnel syndrome and heel bursitis.
Prevention and Treatment
It's important to have this treated, not only because of the pain, but also because of the changes in gait heel pain can cause. We have found that when the foot or especially the heel, as the primary shock absorber, is no longer functioning properly, inevitably you compensate when walking.
Start to care from young and begin today if you have not, for lifelong foot health.