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What causes heel pain?
“Heel Pain stems from various causes, each with its own set of contributing factors. Plantar Fasciitis ranks as the most prevalent culprit, originating when the plantar fascia, a thick tissue band from heel to toe, becomes inflamed or irritated. Common risk factors include overuse, obesity, inappropriate footwear, and high arches,” the expert tells Health Shots.
Here are some common reasons why your heels pain!
1. Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendinitis, another prevalent source of heel discomfort, results from the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which links calf muscles to the heel bone. This condition often arises from overuse, abrupt increases in physical activity, or tight calf muscles.
2. Heel spurs
Additionally, Heel Spurs, bony growths under the heel bone, can cause pain when they irritate surrounding tissues, often coexisting with plantar fasciitis.
3. Inflammation between the heel bone and skin
Bursitis, characterized by inflammation of the bursa sac between the heel bone and Achilles tendon or skin, is another contributing factor.
4. Stress fractures
Finally, stress fractures, tiny heel bone cracks due to repetitive stress or trauma, affect athletes and individuals engaged in high-impact activities more frequently.