Your feet bear a lot of stress. The whole weight of your body bears down on them with every step, and the force is three to four times greater if you are landing hard on your feet, such as with running. With that much stress, pain is bound to occur at some time, either from overuse or from an injury. Two of the most common causes for pain in your heels are plantar fasciitis, with the pain being felt under your heel, and Achilles tendinitis, with the pain occurring at the back of your heel.
DIAGNOSING HEEL PAIN
Some causes for heel pain include fracture of the calcaneal bone, arthritis, bruises, dry or cracked heels, corns and blisters, and pain associated with peripheral vascular disease.
At Country Foot Care we use state-of-the-art diagnostic services which include digital x-ray imaging to identify bone problems, diagnostic ultrasound studies to identify and quantify soft tissue involvement, and fluoroscopy for dynamic joint evaluations. We also have in-house vascular diagnostics including PADNET Doppler, ABI, and CVI Venous studies.
TREATING HEEL PAIN
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Heel Pain FAQ's
Most frequent questions and answers
Heel pain can occur for a number of reasons, but treatment doesn’t necessarily have to involve injections. If you prefer a more holistic approach, in many cases you can avoid heel pain shots with conservative treatments such as a change in footwear, physical therapy, or shoe inserts to ease discomfort. Custom orthotic devices can help to correct biomechanical issues that contribute to the problem by redistributing pressure away from the area. Stretching exercises can also help to alleviate pain. Another alternative to shots for heel pain is shockwave therapy. This non-invasive procedure not only relieves pain, but actually helps to repair damaged tissues that may be causing the problem. It takes just 20 minutes, and relief is near instantaneous. Aftercare is not necessary, but we can provide a holistic pain cream as follow-up treatment if you’d like.
To learn more about how to deal with heel pain or to arrange an appointment to meet with one of our expert doctors, call our offices now at (516) 741-FEET, or feel free to request an appointment online.
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Trust your foot health to our doctors. Our entire staff is invested in listening to your concerns and offering personal attention to all of our patients. Remember, you don’t have to suffer with heel pain—the solution may be as simple as conservative care. Call us at (516) 741-FEET today to schedule your appointment.