- Heel pain that often shoots under the outside of the heel and travels up the leg
How did I get this?
- The nerve under your heel becomes pinched by a muscle connecting your big toe and your heel bone.
- You may have a low arch foot type, or the area could be irritated by footwear.
What can I do about it?
- Wear supportive cushioning footwear.
- Avoid going barefoot.
- Modify your activity to stop doing the things that cause pain.
- Short term use of pain killers can give relief.
What help can I get for this?
- A Podiatrist will provide padding, cushioning or orthotics to reduce load in the painful area.
- Xrays or scans may identify bony lumps or soft tissue abnormalities.
- If other treatment is not successful surgery may be required to release tissue around the nerve.
When will it get better?
- Activity modification plus appropriate footwear and orthotics should see an improvement in 6-8 weeks.