Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciits
Every time you take a step, one of your heels has to support the whole weight of your body. As you move, the load is equal to 20 times your own body weight. The load is softened by a pillow of fat under the heel and a padding under the sole of the foot. As a podiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience one of the most frequently seen conditions is heel pain.
This website has been created to answer the questions that I commonly get asked by patients. The clinical name for the most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is caused by inflammation in a ligament that runs from the heel to the toe.