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Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Heel pain is often associated with Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

How did I get this?

There is a higher incidence of inflammation in the heel where the achilles tendon and the plantar fascia attach.

What can I do about it?

  • Rest
  • Use immunosuppressant and pain relief if prescrib

What help can I get for this?

  • Scans may identify inflammatory hot spots.
  • A Podiatrist will provide splinting or immobilisation, orthotics, footwear advice and strengthening exercises.
  • Your doctor may advise blood tests and medication, and possibly referral to a rheumatologist.

When will it get better?

Managing the symptoms may provide fast relief, but treatment will be long term and involve appropriate footwear and support to reduce load on the painful areas.