Pain under the heel

Bruised heel

Bruised Heel

A bruised heel is also known as a fat pad contusion or Policeman’s Heel. It is a common cause of pain under the heel caused by overuse. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Heel taping technique Bruised heel symptoms Symptoms consist of pain under the heel bone (Calcaneus). Pain usually comes …

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Lateral plantar nerve entrapment

Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment

Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment

Lateral plantar nerve entrapment causes pain on the inside of the ankle and heel. It is caused by compression of the Lateral plantar nerve. Treatment involves rest, reducing pain and inflammation, identifying, and correcting the underlying cause of the injury.

Heel Spur

Heel Spur

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a hooked bony growth protruding from the calcaneus or heel bone. It often occurs alongside plantar fasciitis, and as such the two conditions are often confused.

Calcaneal Stress Fracture

Calcaneal Stress Fracture

A calcaneal stress fracture is a hairline fracture calcaneus or heel bone. It is usually caused by overuse and is more common in soldiers who march long distances and roadrunners. Treatment involves resting for 6 to 8 weeks, followed by a gradual return to full training and fitness.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome pain location

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome causes burning pain in the foot, sometimes with pins and needles or numbness, which may radiate into the heel and arch of the foot. It is caused by pressure on a nerve which passes along the inside of the ankle. 

Calcaneal Fracture

Calcaneal Fracture

A broken heel or fractured calcaneus bone is usually caused by falling or jumping from a height, resulting in severe heel pain. It can also occur from road accidents or bike accidents. It is also possible for the calcaneus or heel bone to suffer a stress fracture in athletes, such as long-distance runners, which may come on more gradually.