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Q
Why does my heel hurt?

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The reasons for heel pain are varied. Most frequently, heel pain is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of a long ligament on the bottom of your foot.  Typically, the heel and/or arch hurts with the first few steps out of bed in the morning or after sitting for a while. Heel pain can also be due to nerve issues, trauma, and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

This is an extremely common condition and is usually fixed through any number of conservative treatments such as stretching exercises, orthotics that support your arches, or antiinflammatory medications such as Advil.

Dallas Podiatry Works provides state of the art treatments like Neurotherm™ nerve ablation and EPAT shock wave therapy.

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.