|Written by Ray Harding|
|Thursday, 05 April 2012 00:00|
Heel Pain is a very common condition. In active, growing children, the most likely cause is Sever’s Disease. This is inflammation of the growth plate at the back of the heel bone on which the Achilles Tendon attaches.
In adult feet the most common cause is Inflammation of the plantar fascia which spans and supports the arch of the foot. It attaches to the base of the heel where a boney spur may form.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the spur but inflammation from tears in the fascia that causes pain.
In all cases relief can be achieved by ice, stretching and supporting the feet in a stable position and eliminating excessive movement with orthotics and good, supportive shoes.
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