Feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of the foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the heel, or both.
Heel Pain Behind the Heel:
You or your child may be running too much or have shoes that rub or cut into the back of the heel if that heel pain is located behind the heel. This pain is usually due to inflammation in the Achilles tendon and builds slowly over time and may be accompanied by redness and swelling. Because they are still growing, children’s heel pain differs from adult heel pain. The underlying condition often worsens with walking or other activity, and your child should be seen by an expert as soon as possible if the pain is persistent.
Heel Pain Beneath the Heel:
Common Treatments for Heel Pain:
To receive a customized treatment plan for you or your child's heel or ankle pain, contact our specialty-trained doctor at Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates by calling (860) 352-0667 or click here to request an appointment.