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Heel pain is the most frequent complaint encountered in the practice of a podiatric physician. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, inflammation in the thick ligamentous band on the bottom of the foot. But heel pain can arise from many other causes and should be thoroughly assessed if it persists more than a few weeks. Stress fractures, bone tumors, infections, bursitis, tendonitis, and bone spurs are among the many potential causes of heel pain.

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