Back of Heel Pain
One of the causes of pain at the back of the heel is due to inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band that connects the calf muscle to the heel, and can become visibly swollen and tender to the touch, just above the heel bone. Standing on your tiptoes can be painful.
Although it can be linked to overuse or an injury, it can also be caused by excess pronation – when your foot rolls over to settle flat on the ground, the heel bone can start to tilt outwards putting stress on the Achilles tendon.
Scholl Orthaheel Orthotic Inserts can help reduce excess pronation, plus they elevate the heel. This can reduce the forces and strains affecting the Achilles tendon, and help relieve pain at the back of the heel.