Excessive stress on the heel (such as running on hard surfaces) can lead to long term degeneration of the bone. In mild cases, a patient will experience pain in the morning after a long night’s sleep. The pain subsides eventually, and the symptoms disappear.
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Haglund’s deformity is most commonly formed from abnormalities in the bone and soft tissues in the feet. It is a degenerative condition that can lead to painful bony growths at the rear of the heel.
Some patients can develop small bone growths on the heel, more commonly known as Heel Spurs. Mild cases can go undetected for long periods of time before clear symptoms become present.
Commonly available work safety boots are often found to be inadequate footwear for long term well-being of the feet and have been proven to lead to developing pain and discomfort in the heel.