Why does my heel hurt after I am on my foot for a while?

Many people complain of heel pain when coming to see Podiatrists across the country.  Most have pain when they get up in the morning or after long periods of rest, typically associated with plantar fasciosis-fasciitis. 

 

What about those people that do not have pain in the heel when they get up, but the pain seems to increase as they are on their feet for a period of time?  The pain can worsen as the day progresses.  The symptoms can be described as tingling, burning, shooting, sharp, likes ants crawling on my skin or even a fullness or tightness in the area.

 

These can be describing a nerve problem causing the pain in the heel and arch.  A thorough exam can determine if there is a nerve issue, from damage, medication, or compression of the nerve or nerves.  Treatments can be directed towards the cause.

 

If you are having these symptoms, call 760-568-0108 for an appointment.  Dr. Harvey Danciger and staff are here to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle