The heel bone is the largest bone in the foot. Designed to carry the weight of the body, the heel is the first point of impact, absorbing step shock as we walk and run. As a result, heel pain is extremely common. Over time, consistent heel pain may cause a change in how a person stands and walks, which may then affect the knees, hips and back.
Heel pain often involves a fairly constant and dull ache, with episodes of a sharp pain in the center or on the inside margin of the heel. Pain along at the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon connects is also common.
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Arch supports may help minimize heel pain in a number of ways. By supporting and stabilizing the four arch structure of the foot, stress and hyperextension of the muscles and ligaments in the foot can be reduced.