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causes of heel pain can include gout or stress fracture, bone tumors, nerve entrapment or thinning of the fat pad beneath the heel.


Gout is a type of arthritis caused by the reaction of the body to needle-like crystals of uric acid that accumulate in joint spaces. This reaction causes inflammation, swelling, and pain in the affected joint, most commonly the big toe.
Certain types of proteins are not properly processed by people with gout and the proteins end up causing an increase in the uric acid mentioned in a previous answer. Often these specific proteins cannot be completely avoided. In that case, specific medications have been discovered that can help you dissolve the uric acid crystals. While gout in the big toe is most common, crystals can accumulate anywhere and can cause kidney damage. Foods high in purines should be avoided by victims of gout.

The disease "Gout" is the result of having too much uric acid in the blood stream. When uric acid in the blood reaches saturation point, fine sharp crystals of urate are formed and deposited in the tissues of the body, these crystals are particularly prone to settle in the synovial fluid and joint linings, (synovial lining) of the peripheral joints of the body. When this takes place it is followed by joint inflammation and pain (arthritis). Hard lumps of uric acid can settle in and around the joints leading to chronic disease that can also cause joint destruction, decreased kidney function, and kidney stones.
Uric acid is formed by the breakdown of purines that make up a part of many of the foods we eat. If the body is unable to eliminate enough uric acid then this can result in attacks of painful arthritis (gout attack), kidney stones, and blockage of the kidney filtering tubules with uric acid crystals, this in turn can lead to kidney failure. However, some people may only develop hyperuricemia or elevated blood uric acid levels and not end up with arthritis or kidney problems.
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What causes pain in the heels of your feet?

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Can grapefruit juice cause gout like pain?

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What is causing pain in the heel?

Stress fracture, Plantar Fasciitis, Fat pad atrophy, Bursitis,  Tarsal tunnel syndro, Sever's disease, Achilles tendonosis etc.  Check medfoot.com to get ideas on causes of