The strongest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon takes on a big job in walking and activity. The tendon can become injured with overuse or trauma.
The most common cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis effects many people each year. The pain is found under the heel bone with every step that is taken.
This is the medical term for a growth of bone or “spur” on the back of the heel bone. It can be very painful and difficult to wear most shoes with this condition. This bone formation is directly related to the Achilles tendon.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition involves the compression of major nerves around the ankle that supply sensation to the heel and the bottom of the foot. It can be similar to carpel tunnel syndrome found in the wrist and hand.