What Are My Treatment Options For Heel Pain?

What Are My Treatment Options For Heel Pain?

How your podiatrists in McKinney, and Prosper, TX, can help you get relief from heel pain

Heel pain can keep you from enjoying an active life. It can interfere with jogging, running, and other activities. It can also interfere with walking around or putting weight on your feet. The truth is, heel pain can keep you on the couch. Fortunately, your podiatrist knows just what to do for heel pain, so you can enjoy your life again.

The podiatrists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center provide comprehensive foot and ankle services, including treatment of heel pain. They have two convenient office locations in McKinney, and Prosper, TX, to help you.

Heel pain can be caused by a few things, including:

  • Stepping on sharp stones, can cause a heel bruise
  • Excess calcium deposits, can cause a heel spur
  • Plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the thick band of tissue running across your heel, known as the plantar fascia

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, and it can be caused by:

  • Overpronating, or rolling your feet when you walk
  • Walking or standing on hard surfaces for long periods
  • Carrying excess weight or being flat-footed

To relieve heel pain, you can try:

  • Stretching your arches for several minutes each day
  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Elevating your legs and feet regularly to reduce pressure on your feet

For moderate to severe heel pain that doesn’t get better, your podiatrist can help. Common professional treatments for heel pain include:

  • Custom-fit orthotics or footwear for added foot support
  • Physical therapy and stretches to increase flexibility
  • Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications to decrease swelling
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

To learn more about the causes and treatment options for heel pain, talk with the experts. Call the podiatrists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center. You can reach them in either the McKinney, TX or the Prosper, TX, offices by calling (972) 542-2155, so call now.

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