A bony growth that forms around the heel bone and rarely causes pain.
If the heel hurts, rest the affected foot. Wear roomy, comfortable shoes with a heel pad or cup. An arch support also may help. Take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) for pain.
When to make a doctor's appointment
See a healthcare professional if:
- The heel hurts badly.
- Pain gets worse over time or interferes with activities.
Last Updated Nov 28, 2023