Pain under the heel

The following injuries cause pain under the heel. The most common cause is Plantar fasciitis followed by a Bruised heel.

Lateral plantar nerve entrapment

Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment

Lateral plantar nerve entrapment results in pain on the inside of the ankle and heel. It is caused by compression of the lateral plantar nerve in the foot. Lateral plantar nerve entrapment symptoms Lateral plantar

Heel Spur

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a hooked bony growth protruding from under the heel bone (calcaneus). It has identical symptoms and is often found to co-exist with plantar fasciitis. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda Goonetilleke, 20th

Calcaneal fracture

Calcaneal Stress Fracture

A calcaneal stress fracture is a hairline fracture of the calcaneus or heel bone. It is usually caused by overuse and is more common in runners and soldiers who march long distances. Medically reviewed by

When to see a doctor about ankle injuries

Heel Pain – When To See A Doctor

When should you see a doctor about your heel pain? Often people do not want to bother their GP or A&E department. However, if you have any of the following symptoms you should seek further

First aid for heel pain

First Aid For Heel Pain

First aid for heel pain, as with most sports injuries involves applying the PRICE principles. Most heel injuries are gradual onset. But you may still need to apply some first aid principles. Medically reviewed by

Bruised heel

Bruised Heel

A bruised heel is also known as a fat pad contusion or a Policeman’s Heel. It is a common cause of pain under the heel. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of a

Tarsal tunnel syndrome pain location

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome causes burning pain with pins and needles or numbness in the heel and arch of the foot. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of Tarsal tunnel syndrome. Medically reviewed by

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