Heel Pain

Relieve Discomfort and Regain Mobility.

If you're familiar with heel pain, you know the sharp, throbbing sensation that accompanies each step you take.

The key to addressing heel pain is identifying its underlying cause. Our doctors specialize in creating personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain can stem from various factors, sometimes interconnected, with symptoms overlapping, making diagnosis challenging. That's why consulting an experienced podiatrist is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Common causes of heel pain include:

Achilles tendonitis: Pain at the back of the heel resulting from Achilles tendon tears.
Bone bruise: Heel bone pain following impact, lasting weeks or months due to bruising.
Excessive pronation: Inflammation from altered gait leading to ligament strain.
Heel spurs: Protective bony growth on the bottom of the feet's ligaments due to repeated strain.
Overloading: Heel pain from sudden weight gain.
Plantar fasciitis: Tear and stretch of the plantar fascia ligament, often accompanied by heel spurs.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Heel and big toe pain due to arthritis.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Heel Pain

Our priority is finding the right treatment for your heel pain. Diagnosis begins with a thorough assessment, including symptom review, medical history, physical examination, and possibly imaging tests. Based on the diagnosis, your doctor will recommend suitable treatment options.

Treatment for heel pain addresses inflammation, pain relief, and the underlying cause. Methods may include ice therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, footwear evaluation, calf stretches, and taping. Advanced treatments like extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and steroid injections are available for patients requiring additional intervention.

If you're experiencing heel pain, don't delay seeking treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your journey towards relief.