Heel and Arch Pain

This usually occurs in persons of all ages. A lot depends on the activities or lack thereof, footwear and type of foot. Not every heel pain is a heel spur. And steroid injections are not always the answer to this problem. It is a bio-mechanical problem that can be solved once the origin of the problem is isolated and treated with appropriate footwear adaptations, inserts and/or exercises. The terms usually used for these conditions are plantar fasciitis, heel spur, heel spur syndrome, retro-calcaneal bursitis, tendonitis. It is important that the correct diagnosis is identified in order that it is appropriately treated.