Common Heel Injuries
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Stress Fracture Feet
What Causes Common Heel Injuries
Most cases of heel pain are caused when a band of tissue in the foot, known as the plantar fascia, becomes damaged and thickens. Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for the thickening of the plantar fascia.
A stress fracture (crack in the bone) can occur if your heel bone is damaged following repeated stress over time.
Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain in children. It’s caused by the muscles and tendons of the hamstrings and calves stretching and tightening in response to growth spurts.
Bone spurs are an excess growth of bone that forms on a normal bone. They can develop on the heel (a heel spur), and are more common in people with heel pain. However, they can also occur in people without heel pain, and a heel spur itself doesn’t cause heel pain.