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Heel pain most often affects the backside or underside the heel. It is seldom a symptom of a serious condition but, it can interfere with normal activities, particularly when a person has to be on their feet and exercise. Like with any pain, a person should see a doctor if it becomes chronic.
Patients complain of pains, aches, and soreness in the heel, bottom of the heel, back of the heel, arch pain and side of foot pain. Others feel clicking and rubbing in the shoe, heel, and ankle. Patients often also have tightness in the calf and knee. Some feel like they are avoiding walking on their heels, and try to walk on their toes.
The most common causes of chronic heel pain are a plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Other causes can include:
A person should schedule an appointment when they have:
A person should see a doctor immediately when they have:
Once a physician has examined and treated heel pain, several of the following may be suggested between visits:
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