Under the Heel Pain
The most common cause of pain under the heel is a condition known as plantar fasciitis – the name for inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that runs all along the bottom of the foot from the heel bone to just before the toes. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and is important in walking.
How can it be caused by excess pronation? When there is excess pronation the foot flattens out on the floor, stretching the arch of the foot, and so stretching the plantar fascia. This can cause stress and pain where the plantar fascia is attached to the heel bone.
What does it feel like? The pain occurs in the centre of the heel when weight is placed on the foot. It is felt as a stabbing or burning pain, and it’s usually worse in the morning when taking the first few steps of the day.
Scholl Orthaheel Orthotic Inserts can help reduce excess pronation and so reduced the stresses acting on the plantar fascia. This may help to relieve pain under the heel.
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