Pain in your heel might be caused by improper exercise or uncomfortable shoes. However, if you experience a stabbing pain, it could be a sign of a herniated disc or sciatica. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back through your legs to your heels. Sciatica generally brings about pain on only one side of the back portion of your body, and usually is worse when sitting down. If you are experiencing this type of burning, tingling pain, see a doctor to be properly diagnosed.*
Your podiatrist can provide you with tips and exercises to get sciatica pain under control. In the meantime you can help by avoiding high heels and sitting on a pressure-relieving cushion.
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