(608) 241-0848
New Madison Offices
664 W Washington Ave. Madison, WI  
Regent St and W. Washington Ave

4901 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI  
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Stoughton Office
225 Church St, Stoughton WI
Adjacent to the Stoughton Hospital

Interested in information about Heel Pain?

Heel pain in Madison, WIHeel pain affects everyone from time to time. However, when it persists for longer periods of time--after the uncomfortable shoes have been taken off and the feet have been rested after a busy day of strenuous activity or standing--and does not resolve on its own, it could be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Neal Katz in Madison, WI, wants to help you understand this potential source of your pain.

Signs and Symptoms of Heel Pain

The heel bone and toes are connected by a thick band of connective tissue that stretches across the bottom of the foot, known as the plantar fascia. Inflammation of the tissue leads to stabbing pain that is most intense in the morning after waking up, or after long periods of sitting or standing throughout the day.

While anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, the most common causes of the condition include:

Running
Being overweight
Walking/working out with shoes that do not provide adequate support, especially for people with a high arch, flat feet, or biomechanics issues that cause weight to be distributed unevenly as a person walks and stands.

How Does the heel Become Inflamed and Injured?

The heel primarily provides shock absorption to the foot. Through increased pressure, repeated stretching, and wear and tear, the tissue can develop small tears that lead to painful swelling and inflammation. In addition to long distance running and obesity, plantar fasciitis can also develop as a result of other factors including:

  • Increased age
  • Physical activities like ballet and other sports that involve added stress and pressure on the heels
  • Occupational risks for developing chronic heel pain are higher for professionals who spend long hours and shifts on their feet, such as teachers, nurses, and retail workers
  • Irregular gait, overpronation

For more information on Heel pain, call Dr. Neal Katz
in Madison, WI at (608) 241-0848 today!

(608) 241-0848

664 W Washington Ave. Madison, WI

4901 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI

225 Church St, Stoughton WI