Heel Pain: Chronic Heel Pad Inflammation

Another common foot pain associated to the heel is chronic inflammation of the heel pad. The heel pad acts as a cushion for the heel bone. The cushion is comprised of fat also known as fatty padding. The greatest form of natural shock absorbance for your heel. 

Occasionally the fatty padding can become thinner and also moves to the sides of your heel. When this happens it leaves a thinner layer where inflammation is more likely to occur. Like most heel related problems the cause is usually that of repetitive stress, high intensity, long duration and lack of support. The thinning of the fat pad is commonly associated to old age.

The classic symptoms are described as deep heel pain and bruised like sensation. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation is essential. DG Podiatrist highly recommends heels pads for extra cushioning for extra comfort.