Heel pain is a common symptom that has many possible causes. Although heel pain sometimes is caused by a systemic (body-wide) illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, it usually is a local condition that affects only the foot. In the first part of “Heel Pain Causes And When To See a Doctor” we talked about stone bruise, plantar fasciitis, heel spur, calcaneal apophysitis and bursitis. If you want to know more about those conditions, click here. Here are other most common local causes of heel pain.
Posterior calcaneal exostosis
- an abnormal bony growth at the back of the heel. It is especially common in young women, in whom it is often related to long-term bursitis caused by pressure from pump shoes.
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