Heel Pain Specialist in Pune

Heel Pain Specialist in Pune

What causes heel pain?

Heel pain can have many causes. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis. However, other causes include:

  • Obesity
  • Being on your feet at all times, especially on hard surfaces such as concrete, and wearing hard-soled shoes.
  • Thinning or weakness of the fat pads on the heel.
  • Injury to the heel bones or pads.
  • Arthritis in the ankle or heel joint (subtalar).
  • Irritation Inside or outside of the heel

Fracture of the heel bone (calcaneus) What is plantar fasciitis?

The function of the heel when walking is to absorb the impact of the foot when it hits the ground and propel it forward in the next step. It contains a strong bone (the heel bone). Beneath the bone are a multitude of small pockets of fat in strong elastic linings that absorb much of the impact (fat pads).The heel is attached to the forefoot by several strong ligaments that run between the front of the heel bone and other parts of the foot.

The strongest ligament is the plantar fascia, which connects the heel to the toes and helps balance the different parts of the foot as you walk. Therefore, it requires a lot of effort when walking.

In some people, the plantar fascia becomes painful and inflamed. This usually occurs where it connects to the heel bone, although it sometimes occurs in the midfoot. This condition is called plantar fasciitis. There are a number of common causes:

  • Constant stress and therefore more common in people who are on their feet all day or who are overweight.
  • Most people with plantar fasciitis have a fairly tight Achilles tendon.
  • Feet with high arches (“cavus”) or flat feet have a reduced ability to absorb the load of walking and are at risk for heel injuries from plantar fasciitis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis, can become inflamed anywhere a ligament attaches to bone (enthesopathy), and plantar fasciitis is part of their general condition in these people.
  • Plantar fasciitis usually gets better on its own, but it can take months or even years. Once you have it, you are more likely to get it again.

When should I see a professional?

If your heel pain is interfering with your normal activities and doesn’t improve with simple self-treatment, you should see a foot and ankle surgeon. You can visit our specialist foot and ankle doctor at Painex clinic For the best heel pain Treatment in Pune.

Some tests can be helpful to rule out other problems. Blood tests for arthritis may be done. An x-ray will show any arthritis in the ankle or subtalar joint, as well as fractures or cysts in the heel bone. Occasionally, a scan can be used to detect arthritis or a stress fracture.

If you suffer from heel pain, schedule a consultation with our heel pain specialist in Pune here at Painex Clinic. We ensure a correct diagnosis of your condition and put together a personalized treatment plan that will help you find relief from your heel pain.

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