10 Causes Of Heel Pain
Our feet and ankles are made up to 26 bones, and the heel is the largest bone in your foot. If you overuse or injure your heel, you will experience heel pain, which can range from mild to disabling. If the pain is mild, you should first try resting it to see if the pain subsides. If the heel pain is getting worse within two days, you should make an immediate appointment with your doctor. Heel pain is an extremely common complaint, and the following are 10 potential causes.
Heel Pain Cause #1: Fracture
An ankle fracture occurs from excessive rolling or twisting of the ankle, often due to an accident or physical activity such as jumping or falling that causes sudden stress to the joint.
An ankle fracture can cause immediate swelling and pain around the heel and impaired mobility. Immediately following the heel pain and before seeing a doctor, you should apply an ice pack and keep the foot elevated to minimize pain and swelling. Treatment of the fracture starts with non-surgical methods, and in the case that the fracture is unstable, surgical methods might be employed.
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