Dr. Dave Williams is a heel pain relief expert. He has successfully treated athletes, construction workers, teachers, restaurant staff and virtually anyone suffering from heel pain. El Paso Feet has a proven system for relieving heel pain. We have successfully treated heel pain for thousands of patients without surgery. We can help you, too!
What is causing your heel pain?
If you are active and experiencing pain in the back of your heel, Achilles tendinitis might be the culprit. This condition is an overuse injury that is especially prevalent for those who have either just started working out or recently ramped up their levels of intensity or duration.
So you wake in the morning with a sharp pain in the heel? Sounds like you may have a case of plantar fasciitis. This is a common overuse condition that results from an inflamed plantar fascia, which is a tough band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot.
Often referred to as “pump bump,” this ailment stems from an enlargement of the bone on the back of your heel. Haglund’s deformity is commonly experienced by women who frequently wear high heels (like pumps).
You may sustain bruising or a fracture if your heel is hit directly with substantial force. A bruised heel can be accompanied by inflamed tissue and discomfort. A fracture will likely cause sharp pain and make it difficult for you to walk.
When your active son or daughter complains of heel pain between the ages of 8 and 13, he or she may have this ailment. The pain comes from irritation in the area around growth plates in the affected foot. Another indication—especially if your child is reluctant to say anything about being in pain—is when your son or daughter stops participating in physical activities he or she normally enjoys.
Your body follows a natural process known as “pronation,” which is a slight rolling motion, with every step you take. Most often seen in individuals who have low arches or flat feet, overpronation is an excessive variation of this motion, and it affects the body’s ability to efficiently absorb the force that comes with each step. This often leads to heel and arch pain, but can also impact the ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.
Nerves damage easily and can misfire causing aches and pains. Specifically, Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is pain from abnormal pressure on the tibial nerve, which runs down the lower leg, along the bump on the inside of your ankle, and into the foot.