The bootom of my foot, just by my heel has been sore for a few months now, should I be worried?
Pain that lasts that long MUST be investigated as there is some structure in the foot that is being hurt! Heel pain can arise from a few factors, the most common one being ‘plantar fasciitis’. This is inflammation of the plantar fascia (a broad tendon-like structure under the foot that attaches to the heel). If this tendon is overstressed in any way (for example, by tight calves, pronation, overweight or a misaligned pelvis), it causes a pulling on the undersurface of the heel bone which is very painful! If it is left untreated, the pain will come back again and again and eventually cause a spur to develop on the heel bone. This can only be removed with surgery.