Your foot and ankle are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons. The heel is the largest bone in your foot.

If you overuse or injure your heel, you may experience heel pain. This can range from mild to disabling. It’s possible you’ll need to have a doctor or podiatrist diagnose the cause if simple home remedies don’t ease the pain.


There are several common causes of heel pain.

inside ankle, alongside possible swelling

  • Plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when too much pressure on your feet damages the plantar fascia ligament, causing pain and stiffness. Find out what causes this condition and possible treatment options.
  • Sprains and strains. Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Learn more about sprains and strains.
  • Fracture. A fracture is a broken bone. This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required. Know what symptoms to look for and who’s at risk.
  • Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis occurs when the tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the heel becomes painful or inflamed due to overuse injuries. Find out how this condition is diagnosed and treated.
  • Bursitis. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs found about your joints. They surround the areas where tendons, skin, and muscle tissues meet bones.
    Ankylosing spondylitis. This form of arthritis primarily affects your spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic pain and disability. Read more about ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Osteochondroses. These disorders directly affect the growth of bones in children and adolescents. Learn more about the different types of osteochondroses.
  • Reactive arthritis. An infection in the body triggers this is a type of arthritis. Find out more about its causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.


Heel pain can be disabling and affect your daily movements. It may also change the way that you walk. If this happens, you may be more likely to lose your balance and fall, making you more prone to other injuries.

About Foot Comfort Services

Best Foot Clinic - Hospital in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Wah Cantt. All aspects of footcare can be treated. Alongside care involving treatment of nails or removal of corns and callous, we can also provide surgical removal of ingrowing toenails and specialist assessment and treatment of lower limb pain and other problems.

At Foot Comfort Services Clinic our staff are dedicated to identifying and solving a large range of problems. Our innovative approach ensures you and your feet will be well taken care of

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