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What is causing my heel pain?

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Heel pain is a common issue for many people, but it’s not actually a single problem. Many different conditions can cause heel pain. The most common culprit is plantar fasciitis, which involves excessive strain and pressure on the plantar fascia ligament. The ligament develops tiny tears, thickens, and tightens, so it pulls on the heel bone, causing pain. Conditions like Achilles Tendinitis are common as well. Pressure and stress on the Achilles causes swelling and irritation on the back of your foot.

Other potential reasons your heels hurt includes Haglund’s deformity, heel bursitis, arthritis, stress fractures, and nerve issues. The key to discovering why your heels are hurting is getting your lower limbs examined. Because so many of these conditions can hurt in the same places and feel similar from the outside, they can be difficult to tell apart without accurate diagnostics. Our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists are happy to help you get to the root of your heel pain so it can be treated properly. Contact our Las Vegas offices at (702) 839-2010 or by using our online forms to request a consultation today.