Heel pain can be caused by many conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, stress fractures, or general overuse. Although heel pain can improve on its own, there is sometimes an underlying condition that must be treated, or it will get worse. Click the button below to learn more about heel pain, how doctors diagnose it, and ways it can be treated.
When the thick band of tissue that joins the heel to the toes becomes inflamed due to overuse, the condition is called plantar fasciitis. Stretching is one of the best ways to treat it, but if this method isn’t helpful, other treatment options are available. Click the button below for diagrams showing proper stretches, as well as other information about plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fibroma and Plantar Fibromatosis
Plantar fibroma and plantar fibromatosis are both terms that describe noncancerous tumors that develop in the ligaments of the foot. A plantar fibroma is usually small and grows slowly. In contrast, plantar fibromatosis is a rare condition wherein a tumor grows quickly and spreads. Click the button below to learn how they are diagnosed and treated by foot and ankle specialists.