Heel pain is extremely common and rarely requires surgery.
Here at Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, we conduct thorough heel pain evaluations aimed at helping heel pain sufferers avoid becoming chronic sufferers.
Some common conditions that cause heel pain:
Plantar fasciitis – Caused by inflammation in the tissue bands, or “fascia,” that run along the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the proper name for what we commonly call “heel spurs.” Nonsurgical care includes custom orthotics, injection therapy, state-of-the-art shockwave therapy, personalized stretching programs, night splints and physical therapy.
Bursitis – Runners, athletes and others who spend a significant amount of time on their feet may develop bursitis where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. A thorough exam will help our foot and ankle specialists determine whether you have also developed a heel spur.
Neurologic causes of heel pain – Nerve entrapment can be the cause of heel pain. Patients feel a burning sensation on the heel that is aggravated by daily activities and may even persist at rest. The same conservative modalities that are used to treat plantar fasciitis are effective in treating this condition.
Our foot and ankle specialists perform comprehensive diagnostics, including ultrasound and sensory testing to get to the root of your heel pain problem. About 95% of our heel pain patients do not require surgery, and most enjoy pain relief after just one treatment.
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