Patient – Inflammatory Bowel Disease


  • Heel pain is often associated with Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


How did I get this?

  • There is a higher incidence of inflammation in the heel where the achilles tendon and the plantar fascia attach.


What can I do about it?

  • Rest
  • Use immunosuppressant and pain relief if prescrib


What help can I get for this?

  • Scans may identify inflammatory hot spots.
  • A Podiatrist will provide splinting or immobilisation, orthotics, footwear advice and strengthening exercises.
  • Your doctor may advise blood tests and medication, and possibly referral to a rheumatologist.


When will it get better?

  • Managing the symptoms may provide fast relief, but treatment will be long term and involve appropriate footwear and support to reduce load on the painful areas.