Heel Pain - Podiatrist in Garland, Firewheel and Plano, TX - Scott Nelson, DPM
Dr. Scott Nelson of the Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Heel Pain.
Heel pain can have many different types of causes. It is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress and strain on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed foot wear; or being overweight.
The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Like all bones, it is subject to outside influences that can affect its integrity and its ability to keep us on our feet. Heel pain, sometimes disabling, can occur in the front, back or bottom of the heel.
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