The Oscar winners will not only wake up tomorrow morning with a golden statue by their bed, but they may also be waking up with heel and arch pain after walking in stilettos all night. High heels can cause the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia to tighten because they are in a shortened position for a long period of time. This can cause Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Achilles tendinitis causes pain to the back of the heel and plantar fasciitis presents along the bottom of the heel. Both can cause not only pain but swelling, redness and warmth as well. Prolonged inflammation from Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis can cause thickening of the the soft tissue structures making them more prone to injury or rupture. If you are constantly experiencing heel pain after wearing high heels on the weekend or during work, call Advanced Podiatry at 813-875-0555 and let one of our doctors help you with your heel pain today.