Over time, this fat pad can stretch out, causing us to lose some of that cushion and creating pain in the heel. Weight bearing is often very uncomfortable when this occurs. Typically, fat pad atrophy happens to the elderly, but runners and athletes who run a lot suffer from this condition. Also, if you've landed hard on a surface while barefoot, jumped in dress shoes with a hard heel, stepped on a stone, or work on a surface that is concrete, tiled, or hardwood, you may also experience this pain.
Symptoms of this condition include:
- Pain in the middle of the heel. This is different from plantar fascia or bone spur pain, which would be present at the front of the heel.
- A deep, dull aching pain that feels like a bruise.
If you are experiencing heel pain, call our Rocky Hill or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Heel Pain Doctor in CT
Podiatrist in Rocky Hill and Middletown, CT
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