We see so many patients with heel pain. It’s a common foot problem, and it’s easy to treat. To find pain relief, you rarely need heel pain for surgery! These are some of the common causes of heel pain, and how we can treat your discomfort.
Here at Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, we conduct thorough heel pain evaluations, aimed at helping heel pain sufferers avoid becoming chronic sufferers.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
If you experience pain in your heels or arches, you need to know the root problem. In that way, we can treat your immediate pain. And we can also address underlying issues, so your heel pain doesn’t return!
Plantar fasciitis – This condition is caused by inflammation in the tissue bands, or “fascia,” that run along the bottom of the foot. You may also hear plantar fasciitis called “heel spurs,” because some people develop bony bumps on their heels along with fasica inflammation. In order to treat your heel pain, we’ll start with nonsurgical care. In this area, your options include custom orthotics, as they will help take pressure off your plantar fascia. Also, we may try injection therapy, state-of-the-art shockwave therapy, personalized stretching programs, night splints and physical therapy.
Other Causes of Heel Pain
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. This painful condition affects the fluid-filled sacs that cushion your joints. A thorough exam will help our foot and ankle specialists determine whether you have also developed a heel spur. Then, if bursitis is the problem, we can begin your treatment program. Options will include resting your joints, and working with our in-house physical therapist. Because, through physical therapy, you can strengthen your joints and learn proper movements to prevent a recurrence of this overuse injury.
Neurologic causes of heel pain – Nerve entrapment can be the cause of heel pain. With this problem, you’ll feel a burning sensation on your heel. Also, that pain will be aggravated by daily activities, but it may even persist when you stop and take a rest. Luckily, we can help you find pain relief for this neurologic problem. And, we can use non-invasive treatments, like the ones we use to treat plantar fasciitis, because they are often effective in treating this condition.
As you can see, there are many reasons why your heels hurt. 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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No matter what type of foot or ankle problem you’re suffering from, you’ll find leading-edge solutions at Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists. We listen to your needs and help you feel comfortable with our care. Since 1988, we have resolved many of the toughest, most painful foot and ankle conditions. Discover the difference specialized care can make in your life today.Contact Us Today