Every time you take a step, one of your heels has to support
the whole weight of your body. As you move, the load is equal
to 20 times your own body weight. The load is softened by a
pillow of fat under the heel and a padding under the sole of
the foot. As
a podiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience one of
the most frequently seen conditions is heel pain.
has been created to answer the questions that I commonly get
asked by patients. The clinical name for the most common cause
of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is caused by inflammation
in a ligament that runs from the heel to the toe.