The heel is the largest bone in the human foot, and acts as a firm support for the weight of the body. Heel pain is the most common problem impacting the foot and ankle.
This particular foot condition typically involves an irritation of the heel bones, muscls and tendons. The most common cause involves irritation under the heel (Plantar Faciitis) or just behind it (Achilles Tendon), where the achillies tendon connects to the heel bone. Heel pain can correct itself over time.
However, it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist to diagnose the underlying source of your heel pain and ensure the discomfort does not become chronic.
Heel pain is most common in people who are middle-aged, physically active, on their feet for long periods, overwieght or pregnant. Children aged between 8 and 13, particularly boys, are most susceptable to Sever’s Disease.