Q Why does the back of my heel hurt after I wear high heeled shoes?
Wearing very high heeled shoes, greater than 2 inches, for hours at a time can cause your feet to function in a position that shortens the tendon that inserts in the back of the heel. This tendon, the Achilles tendon, is affected. This prolonged position can cause Achilles tendinitis, or inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It is also possible that you may have a bone spur in the back of your heel that is causing pain. Whether it is Achilles tendinitis or a posterior heel spur, learn more about Achilles tendinitis from Dr. McNeill's article true facts about Achilles tendinitis and its causes. Better yet, come in to see our doctors at Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic for a thorough exam and to discuss a treatment plan.