Overload heel pain syndrome is an uncommon cause of heel pain, unlike plantar fasciitis which is by far the most common cause. However, there are some patients that have overload heel pain syndrome as the primary source of their heel pain. These individuals will have pain that is centrally located in the heel rather than towards the inside of the heel pad, such as is typical in plantar fasciitis.
As a Physical Therapist I often see people with plantar fasciitis after they’ve tried everything. If you’re wondering how to treat plantar fasciitis at home, I want to share a few insights that have worked for my patients with heel pain.