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Common Causes Of Heel Pain

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Heel pain can be caused by a number of reasons ranging from mild to serious. When heel pain prolongs for multiple days, occurs frequently, or causes daily discomfort it is best to seek professional treatment and advice. Heel pain can be debilitating and can greatly affect your daily life. If heel pain in Joliet has started to affect your daily activities, contact our team of specialist at Suburban Foot and Ankle today. 


Most commonly, heel pain begins from overexertion. Highly active individuals tend to experience this pain more often. It is especially common for runners to experience heel injuries from overexertion, but this can happen to any of us. If you are constantly on your feet on a daily basis at work or walk miles commuting around the city, it can happen to you. To alleviate some of the pain try taking time off of your feet and icing your heels. If the pain does not subside after rest, contact your foot care specialist to set up an appointment. 

Tissue Tears

Tissue tears can occur when too much stress is placed on the heel. These heel injuries are also known as plantar fasciitis and can require serious medical attention. The plantar fascia is a tissue structure in the heel that supports your foot and absorbs shock if it becomes overly damaged it can cause severe pain. Treating plantar fasciitis can take several months of rest. In more severe cases, treatment may require physical therapy, night splints, or orthotics. If your case requires invasive treatment your podiatrist may recommend anything from injections and extracorporeal shockwave therapy to surgery. 


Achilles tendinitis can also cause individuals mild to severe heel pain in Joliet. Tendinitis simply means that the large Achilles tendon that extends down the back of your lower leg is inflamed. This inflammation can cause discomfort with nearly every movement you make. If you are experiencing pain, stiffness, severe pain after a workout, or swelling, you may have an inflamed Achilles. It is important to contact your doctor if the heel pain tends to linger for long periods of time or is causing you severe discomfort. Normally, tendinitis can be treated non-invasively with rest, icing, physical therapy, or orthotics.  

If you are experiencing heel pain in Joliet contact our skilled podiatrists at Suburban Foot and Ankle at (630) 226-9860 to schedule your appointment today.

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Two Convenient Locations


15724 S. Rt 59 Unit 100

Plainfield, IL 60544

815-439-1188 phone

815-439-2453 fax

Illinois Podiatric Medical Association


215 Remington Blvd., Suite A2

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

630-226-9860 phone

815-439-2453 fax

American Podiatric Medical Association