Check Your Health | Stories - Treating Heel Pain
Monday, September 23 2013, 02:03 PM MDT
Treating Heel Pain
(KUTV) Heel pain is uncomfortable and can be debilitating for some people.

A Google search might have you thinking the pain is associated with a heel spur. Doctors, however, say that may not always be the case. Patients tend to come in and say, I know I have a heel spur. And then they are always surprised when I show them the x-rays and there is not heel spur.

Doctor Annamarie Edwards specializes in Podiatric Medicine at the Intermountain Healthcare clinic in Holladay. She says there could be a few causes for heel pain. One is arthritis. Another cause could be from a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a piece of tissue and what it does it attaches to the heel bone. And sometimes you can feel this pain right here. It feels like little lines or little microfibers and sometimes people will get little tears here.

This then causes inflammation and pain. You cant see the inflammation and the condition wont show up on an x-ray. However, if you have pain, you should see your doctor. There are treatment options for people with plantar fasciitis. There are exercises you can do and even products you can wear at night. Dr. Edwards also tells us another culprit for plantar fasciitis may be your shoes.

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