Carolina Panther’s running back Jonathan Stewart is currently dealing with pain resulting from a foot injury he had during the Super Bowl. He injured his foot in the middle of the first quarter of the Super Bowl when he was tackled on his ankle. The Panthers are being very cautious with Stewart because they don’t want the pain in his foot to worsen.
Anyone can wind up suffering from heel pain. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center.Our doctorscan provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.
Causes of Heel Pain
- Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.
- Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.
- Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.
Why Might Heel Pain Occur?
– Wearing ill-fitting shoes
– Wearing non-supportive shoes
– Weight change
– Excessive running
Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.
With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.