Nerve entrapment may accompany plantar fasciitis and a spur in the bottom of your heel. A nerve branch that courses from the inside (medial/closest to the midline of your body) of the heel beneath a muscle belly which is higher up and behind the bottom of the heel or plantar calcaneus, becomes trapped. Pain is experienced as either a shooting pain from one side of the heel across the bottom to the other or as a burning sensation. Pain may be produced when the nerve is tapped at the base of this muscle belly. Treatment involves resolving the associated mechanical disorder such as flatfoot, cortisone injections, or surgery.
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