Heel pain can be caused by a variety of factors. It most commonly caused by tension on the heel bone which causes inflammation. This is known as plantar fasciitis. The tension can also cause a bone spur, known as a heel spur, to form. The heel spur is not usually the cause of the pain and often does not need to be directly addrssed.

There are times where a heel spur is the main cause of heel pain. This occurs when there is atrophy of the fat padding beneath the heel. This increases the pressure from the heel spur against the ground and causes pain.

Both causes of heel pain are treatable and surgery is rarely required. Contact your foot doctor in Houston to learn how you can walk once again without pain.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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A podiatrist and foot surgeon in Houston, TX.