Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) Questions Podiatrist

Why do my heels hurt when standing?

I am a 36 year old male. My heels hurt when standing. What could be the cause?

5 Answers

Usually, heel pain is from plantar fascitis or heel spur. If it continues, seek medical advice.
The most common cause is plantar fasciitis. Prolozone therapy works well. 

Yours sincerely,

Linda Li, MD 
Heel pain when getting up from a seated position is a very common symptom with plantar fascitis. I would see your doc to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The most common presentation of plantar fasciitis is pain after periods of 30 minutes to 2 hours of rest getting up from bed or a seated position. The ligament becomes tight under the tension of the person's weight, and this chronic tension on the ligament often causes inflammation and pain at the ligament's insertion at the plantar heel. Other things that might cause heel pain with standing and activity is a calcaneal stress fracture, tendinitis around the ankle and foot (usually the Peroneal tendons or the Posterior TIbial tendon), or it also could be nerve related pain, such as Tarsal Tunnel syndrome.
The pain can be caused by several conditions. The most likely cause is plantar fasciitis or simply heel pain. I recommend you see a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist) for a formal diagnosis and treatment options