Most heel pain is caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament or the Achilles tendon. The inflammation is caused by tension on the heel bone by the ligament on the tendon. This tension can also cause new bone to be formed, which is known as a heel spur.
If a heel spur is present, don't worry too much about it. The spur, in most cases, is not the cause of the pain. When a heel spur is the cause of heel pain, the pain usually worsens as the day progresses. This pain is often helped by using pads to provide cushioning beneath the heel.
There are times where pain from a heel spur cannot be treated with padding and surgery is necessary to relieve the pain. The only way to find out if this is the case is to visit your Houston heel pain specialists. Contact your Houston podiatrist for an immediate appointment to evaluate your heel pain and get you out of pain as quickly as possible.