What are the Main Causes of Heel Pain in Adults?

The main causes of heel pain include plantar fasciitis—the most common. However, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures in the heel bone, Haglund’s deformity, arthritis, bursitis, and tendon ruptures are other frequent culprits. Sometimes general wear and tear on the heel padding is enough to cause the discomfort. Slightly less common are tarsal tunnel syndrome and bone tumors. Typically the pain worsens the longer the underlying condition goes untreated. Determining the exact source of your discomfort will be the key to alleviating your pain.

If you’re struggling with heel pain, whether it’s under your heel or at the back of it, don’t wait until you can barely walk around to seek help. The sooner your condition is addressed, the easier it will be for you to recover. Contact Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston for more information or an appointment—by calling (281) 497-2850 or by using our website contact page to reach us.

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