Are there multiple causes of chronic heel pain?

Chronic heel pain is often quickly diagnosed as plantar fasciitis (maybe too quickly) and treated with orthotics, pain medication and rest. This can be a mistake that leaves you with months of limited mobility and discomfort.

There are many reasons your heel would hurt: a fracture, Achilles tendonitis, an inflamed bursa, or entrapped nerves caused by neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or other underlying conditions. They may also hurt simply because the fat pads on your heel are deteriorating, or you stepped on something and bruised the bone or tissue. Even a bone spur can press on the surrounding tissue and cause inflammation, swelling or pain.

You need a foot expert that uses the latest research and testing to determine exactly what is leading to your discomfort. You’ll find both in Dr. Robert Parker of Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX. Call our office at (281) 497-2850 or request an appointment through our website and take the first steps to enjoying life without chronic pain in your heels.

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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.