Understanding Problems Of Your Heel

Our heel is in the form of a padded cushion with fatty tissues surrounding the heel bone which holds its shade. Even though the whole body weight and the movement are held by it, it still does its duty throughout one’s life.

However, one may encounter heel pain and might have to opt for plantar fasciitis treatment in Singapore, if the pain gets intense. The heel helps to protect the structure of the foot which includes the ligament, muscle and calcaneus.

Many people also suffer from ankle injuries or issues. And in many cases, those problems are addressed by an effective ankle cartilage surgery. However one of the most common foot complaints is of heal pain which many people and sportsmen come across.

People who are prone to risk of heel injury or pain:

• People who are physically active
• Middle-aged people
• Obese or overweight individuals
• People who are on their feet for extended hours
• Pregnant women
General Causes of Heel Pain
• Walking by rolling feet inward
• Overweight / Obesity
• Wearing ill fitted shoes
• Enlargement of Nerve
• Jumping, running or standing on hard ground
• Stress fracture
• Bursae Inflammation
• Diabetes and arthritis

Heel Pain Complications

Plantar fasciitis
Plantar fascia is a group of connected tissues that run along the sole right from the feet to the foot ball. Its chief function is to keep the joints and bones in its proper place. When this ligament gets overstretched or bruised, it may lead to heel pain or inflammation. One of the most common causes is flat heel since here the ligament is forced to overstretch as the arch tends to flatten due to foot spreading out. The pain may be worst after resting for sometime or while waking up in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is mostly linked with heel spur. The plantar fasciitis tears down and starts to bleed. With time this injury starts to calcify and a bone starts to grow.

Heel spur
When one walks in an abnormal way, like rolling feet inwards, it tends to place excess strain to the plantar fascia. One may start to feel unceasing inflammation and with time a spur or boney growth may start to take place. Only after an x-ray, would the spur get noticed. However, one can quite often feel its presence in the form of a tender patch on the heel.

Sever’s disease
One of the very common causes of heel pain is Sever’s disease. This is mostly noticed in children aged between 8 to 16 years. This generally happens due to excess stress or pressure placed on the heel bones’ growth plate. Due to excess amount of jumping, running or physical activities inflammation takes place on the growth plate and the pain starts. Generally, heel lifts together with stretching of calf muscle are activities that are prescribed.