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Heel pain that occurs when running or walking may indicate a foot condition such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. Foot pain with running or walking may also signify skin conditions of the feet, poor circulation, or nerve damage. These conditions may require rest and treatment to heal, and may worsen if ignored.

Heel Pain with Running or Walking

Heel pain that begins when running or walking is often an indication of plantar fasciitis, which is one of the most common foot conditions. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament that supports the arch of the foot. This pain is commonly felt at the front of the heel. If symptoms do not match plantar fasciitis, or if pain persists despite plantar fasciitis treatment, another issue may be causing heel pain.

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions may also cause pain to spike when running or walking. Calluses, corns, and plantar warts are skin conditions that may irritate the tissue of the heel and cause pain. Skin conditions can often be detected when doing an examination of the foot, so patients may be able to spot and treat skin conditions at home. If pain persists or skin conditions worsen, medical attention should be sought.

Bone Trauma

Stress fractures and bone spurs can cause pain in the heel that increases when running or walking. Physicians may be able to detect these abnormalities in the bone by doing X-rays or other scan tests. In some cases, fractures can be set properly with a cast or splint, and pain can be reduced with medication. Bone spur aggravation may be treatable with anti-inflammatory drugs, corrective supports, and physical therapy. Depending on the severity of the fracture or excess bone growth, surgery may be necessary for these conditions to restore the shape of the foot and relieve tension on the soft tissue of the foot.

Pain with Running

If the calf and the back part of the heel both ache when running or walking, the patient most likely has Achilles tendinitis. Swelling and stiffness often accompany heel and calf pain with Achilles tendinitis. If Achilles tendinitis is the suspected cause of heel pain, patients should discontinue activities that aggravate the heel and calf until pain subsides. Applying ice and taking over the counter anti-inflammatory medication may help to treat Achilles tendinitis. If pain persists for more than two weeks, medical attention should be sought.     Sources: “Foot Pain.” Medline Plus. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 26 Feb 2014. Web. 17 Mar 2014. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003183.htm>. “Heel Pain.” American Podiatric Medical Association. American Podiatric Medical Association, n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2014. <http://www.apma.org/Learn/FootHealth.cfm?ItemNumber=985>.

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Ron Miller

RON MILLER, DPT, OCS, Cert DN


Doctor of Physical Therapy | Board Certified Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist | Post-Doctoral Orthopaedic Residency Trained | Certified in Dry Needling | Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Dr. Ron Miller is the owner and founder of Pursuit Physical Therapy. His core belief is that it is not about the physician, the physical therapist, or the insurance company: it is about what is truly best for the patient. Dr. Miller started...

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CAREY ROTHSCHILD, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, CKTP


Doctor of Physical Therapy and Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida | Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
| Board Certified Sport Clinical Specialist

Dr. Carey Rothschild is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Rothschild earned a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2005...

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MICHAEL FABRICK, DPT, Cert. DN


Doctor of Physical Therapy | Certified in Dry Needling | Pursuit Sports Performance Specialist | Professional Tennis Tour Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Fabrick was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania and attended Slippery Rock University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to receive his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. During his final tenure as a Doctoral intern, he trained underneath Todd Ellenbecker, who is one of the world’s leading experts on shoulder rehabilitation and is the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour...

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Physical Therapist | Dry Needling Certified | Mastery Certified In Manual Therapy | Pelvic Floor And Post Partum Specialist

Maryann was originally born in Connecticut but moved to Florida with her family at the age of 9 and she grew up in Jupiter, Florida. She then went to college at the University of Central Florida...

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