Heel pain can be due to many underlying causes. Many of these are overuse conditions which resolve with rest and anti-inflammatories. Symptoms may include pain first thing in the morning, pain with or after activity at or near the heel or discomfort with certain activities. Most patients describe this pain as aching, throbbing or burning. Pain can also be sharp or shooting depending on the underlying cause.

  • Common causes of heel pain 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome 
  • Stress fracture
  • Trapped nerve in the heel
  • Pediatric heel pain – sever’s disease