A hard bony shelf as wide as the width of the heelbone caused by repeated pulling away of periosteum from the heelbone (calcaneous). The repeated stress or injury causes inflammation and calcification of tendons and ligaments in the foot.

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Heel Injuries and Disorders Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Plantar fasciitis usually develops gradually, but it can come on suddenly and be severe. Plantar fasciitis can affect both feet, but it usually occurs in only one foot at a time. Watch for: Sharp pain...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. But, if tension on that bowstring becomes too great, it can become irritated or...
Source: MayoClinic

Heel Injuries and Disorders Prevention

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Prevention
... You can take some simple steps now to prevent painful steps later. Maintain a healthy weight. This minimizes the stress on your plantar fascia. Choose supportive shoes. Give stilettos the boot. Also a...
Source: MayoClinic

Heel Injuries and Disorders Treatment

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Complications
... Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in a chronic condition that hinders your regular activities. You may also develop foot, knee, hip or back problems because of the way plantar fasciitis changes yo...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... If self-care techniques don''t help, your doctor might suggest other treatments to heal your heel. Conservative treatment Nonsurgical treatments that may promote healing include: Night splints. Your d...
Source: MayoClinic

Heel Injuries and Disorders Other

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Plantar Fasciitis
... Plantar fasciitis is literally a pain in the bottom (plantar) aspect of the heel. It is an injury of the plantar fascia and is often suffered by people who spend a lot of time on their feet. What is t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Do your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in your heel? Or does your heel hurt after jogging or playing tennis? Most commonly, heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plan...
Source: MayoClinic