- Heel Pain (Plantar Fascitis)
- Nerve Entrapment
- Retrocalcaneal Exostosis
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Sometimes heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are rarely a source of pain. When they are present, the condition may be diagnosed as plantar fasciitis/heel spur syndrome.
Nerve entrapment pinched due to some physiological abnormalities. This can be due to direct trauma, metabolic disease, overuse, tendonitis or soft tissue mass. The symptoms of nerve entrapment cause numbness, shooting pain, burning sensation, weakness and no movement in sever chronic conditions.
Pain on the back of the heel if often caused by an overgrowth of bone on the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). This is called a retrocalcaneal exostosis. Retrocalcaneal exostosis problems are often related to chronic tugging of a tight Achilles tendon on the back of the heel.