Does overweight = heel pain?

by Dr. Neal Blitz

I am a 43 year old woman and I live in New York City. I am currently overweight. Could this be the cause of my heel pain?

Heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, may be worsened by being overweight.  Of course the more overweight you are, the more pressure on the heels.  Some people with heel pain find it hard to exercise to lose weight because of the pain, so I recommend trying non-contact activities, such as biking, and swimming.



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