Causes of Heel Pain ("Why does my foot hurt?")

Heel pain (pain in the back of the foot) is a common complaint in the general population.  It’s a condition that affects active and sedentary people alike, and it can have a variety of causes ranging from nerve impingement to microtrauma of soft tissue.  Its a common problem that poses a real challenge to many doctors.  Lets take a look at some  of the most common causes to understand how they are similar and how they are different.

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