What is heel pain?
Refers to any pain in or around the heel. This is generally quite inflammatory in nature and can affect one or both feet. Typically, in most heel pain cases, the plantar fascia gets aggravated or inflammed and can cause a throbbing, stabbing or burning pain underneath the heel. It is very common for people with long term (greater than 3 weeks) of plantar fasciitis to start developing, or have, a heel spur. It is vital to note that the heel spur itself has no nerve endings and doesn’t hurt, it is simply a sign that overuse of this area has been present for sometime.
Heel pain symptoms & signs
Most patients describe the pain as being like a hot knife sticking into the bottom of the foot. Others describe it as sharp, hot, searing pain in their arch, in the middle, on the inside or outside of the heel or arch of the foot.