(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain may stem from repetitive stress or
another type of injury, but an underlying health problem also may
be to blame.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says these conditions
may lead to heel pain:
- Various forms of arthritis, including gout.
- Bursitis -- an inflammation of a fluid-filled sac called the
- Haglund's deformity, characterized by an enlarged bone toward
the back of the heel.
- Inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
- A heel spur, bone bruise or stress fracture.
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