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Heel Pain

heel pain

Heel pain is any type of pain that occurs to the back (rearfoot) of the foot. According to the Mayo Clinic, the possible causes are:

  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

With such an extensie possibility of causes of heel pain, a proper diagnoses of your foot pain is crucial! While some conditions have similar treatment options, there are some that are vastly different.

Obtaining a foot x-ray is very important. Our Podiatrists (foot doctors) are well versed in both conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions.

Podiatrist, Podiatric Surgeons, & Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Marietta now servicing patients from Kennesaw, Acworth, and Hiram, Georgia.

Ryan Goldfine, DPM Dr. Ryan Goldfine is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. He is a Marietta Podiatrist.

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Taking care of your feet may start with proper hygiene and shoes, but foot and ankle pain or discomfort should be closely monitored and treated. If you notice changes or pain in your feet, you may need to see a Podiatrist. It is not normal to have pain or