Pain in heels can be caused by many different things, but the most common culprit is plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation and swelling in the tendon that stretches from the heel bone to the toes, called the plantar fascia. You can develop pain in your heels because of biomechanical issues, bad shoes, or a preexisting condition. Those problems strain the foot and put pressure on that tendon. The discomfort usually gets worse the longer you continue to use the affected foot. Quick intervention can treat the source of the problem to eliminate the pain and relieve the pressure, relaxing the plantar fascia.
If you’re experiencing heel pain, don’t just hope it’ll get better on its own. Contact Sierra Foot & Ankle for an appointment to evaluate and take care of your feet or for more information. Visit the website contact page or call (775) 783-8037 to reach our office in Carson City or Gardnerville, NV.