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By Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch
August 18, 2014
Category: Heel Pain

For the last several summers Cambridge has been part of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising event. It’s quite a sight to see men decked out in shorts or slacks, ankle socks, and red high heels, walking a few blocks through town to raise funds for building “an equal and tolerant community” for all women. We bet that there are a few sore heels out there at the end of the walk, but heel pain can have many causes other than wearing uncomfortable shoes.

Common Causes 

The most common culprit is plantar fasciitis, an injury to the tendon that supports your arch. When damaged, this tendon pulls against the heel bone where it is attached and is quite painful. Another common reason your heel hurts is Achilles tendinitis. This is an inflammation at the back of your foot where the Achilles inserts into the heel bone. A ruptured Achilles will also be very painful, as well as limiting your activity.

If you are a woman and wear high heels a lot, it is possible you have developed a bump on the back of your heel called Haglund’s deformity. This can rub against your shoe and become red, inflamed, and painful. Stress fractures, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and diseases such as gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis are all possible reasons for heel pain.

What do you do when your heel hurts? You can ignore it and hope it goes away. Good luck with that! It’s a much better idea to come in to Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare in Cambridge, ON so that we can take a look at it. We can diagnose what’s causing your discomfort and find a way to ease your pain. Treatment may be as simple as getting rid of those red heels and wearing something with good support and cushioning. If you need a custom orthotic to give your feet what they need, we can do that, too. Call 519-624-4122 today and set up an appointment. You can also reach us through our contact information online.

 

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