Heel Pain FAQs

Why does my heel hurt?

There are several conditions that may cause your heel pain. As you evaluate the potential causes to determine which condition sounds most likely, take note of when and where in your heel you experience pain. These pieces of information are valuable in assessing your situation.

If you wake in the morning with sharp, shooting pain that gets better after you walk around a bit, but then returns after extended periods of sitting or standing, you are likely dealing with plantar fasciitis. Should your pain be in the back of your heel, you may have Haglund’s deformity (pump bump). When it feels like you are always stepping on a pebble under your heel, a stone bruise could be the culprit.

Other causes for painful heels include fractures in the calcaneus (heel bone), bursitis, and Achilles tendinitis.

No matter what is causing your heel to hurt, we will help you get the relief you need. Central Arkansas Foot Care consistently provides the personalized attention necessary to ensure that your condition is properly diagnosed and effectively treated. Contact our Hot Springs, AR office by calling (501) 321-4844, or use our online form to request an appointment.