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What causes heel pain?

Heel pain is commonly the result of an abnormal gait, which can lead to excessive stress on the heel bone and soft tissues attached to it. Other factors that can cause heel pain are plantar fasciitis (the other common cause of heel pain), being overweight or obese, having diabetes, a neuroma, Achilles tendonitis, arthritis or bursitis.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Achilles tendonitis


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