Heel pain is a common foot issue. It can result from inflammation, bone changes, nerve compression, and other factors. It occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. Sometimes, it can affect the side of the heel.
What is the main cause of heel pain?
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for around four out of five cases. Plantar fasciitis is where the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone with the rest of the foot becomes damaged and thickened.