Heel pain is usually felt under the heel or just behind it and can range from mild to disabling depending on the cause. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of connective tissue under the sole of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia supports your foot muscles and the arch of your foot, acting as a shock absorber when you walk.
However, there are many other causes of heel pain including lower back problems or inflammatory joint conditions. A thorough examination will be performed to establish the cause.
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