Pain under the heel

Calcaneal fracture

Calcaneal Fracture

A Calcaneal fracture is also known as a broken heel. It is usually caused by falling or jumping from a height. If you suspect an acute calcaneal fracture then seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms There will usually be a sudden pain in the heel at the time of injury with rapid swelling and bruising developing …

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Lateral plantar nerve entrapment

Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment

Lateral plantar nerve entrapment has symptoms similar to other heel injuries including pain on the inside of the ankle and heel. It is caused by compression of the lateral plantar nerve. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment. On this page: Symptoms Causes Treatment Go direct to: Heel pain When to see a doctor …

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Heel Spur

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a hooked bony growth protruding from under the heel bone (calcaneus). It has identical symptoms to and is often found to co-exist with plantar fasciitis. Heel Spur Symptoms Symptoms may be very similar to those of plantar fasciitis and include: Pain and tenderness under the heel, especially when weight-bearing. Pain may …

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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 runners. Here we explain the symptoms, treatment, and rehabilitation. Calcaneus stress fracture symptoms Symptoms of a calcaneal stress fracture may be similar to that of a …

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common cause of pain under the heel. Often a combination of approaches is needed to cure this stubborn injury. Here we explain the symptoms, treatment, and exercises to cure Plantar fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms Pain under the heel which develops gradually over time. Often pain may radiate forwards into …

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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 resulting from overuse. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of a bruised heel. Bruised heel symptoms Symptoms consist of pain under the heel bone (Calcaneus). Pain usually comes on …

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Tarsal tunnel syndrome pain location

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome causes burning pain in the foot, sometimes with pins and needles or numbness. Pain 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. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms Symptoms include pain, which is often described as …

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