The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heel) and Achilles tendinitis (back of the heel). Causes of heel pain also include:

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. Achilles tendon rupture
  3. Bone tumor
  4. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  5. Haglund's deformity
  6. Heel spur
  7. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  8. Paget's disease of bone
  9. Peripheral neuropathy
  10. Plantar fasciitis
  11. Reactive arthritis
  12. Retrocalcaneal bursitis
  13. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  14. Sarcoidosis (collections of inflammatory cells in the body)
  15. Stress fractures
  16. Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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March 10, 2021