Heel Spurs/Heel Pain
People of all ages can be affected by heel pain. A heel spur is a bone outgrowth on the plantar aspect of the heel bone. A sharp pain on the bottom or inside edge of the heel may be felt in the morning or after resting. A dull ache may be present after standing on a hard surface for any length of time or after running. Even though the pain is located in the heel, it is usually an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The position of your legs and feet, and how your feet move when you walk, can cause heel pain. Anything that puts stress on your heels can cause tears in the heel tissue resulting in heel pain. An injury or medical problem can also result in heel pain. A heel spur can develop as a result of anything that causes stress on the plantar fascia.