Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Surgeon
If your heel pain continues, limit your daily activities and seek care with us. We will examine the area and perform diagnostic X-rays. Treatment is available such as oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, exercises and foot supports. Physical therapy and surgery may be needed.
One of the main causes of heel pain is a heel spur. It is a bony growth on the underside of the heel bone. They result from strain on your muscles and ligaments of the foot by stretching of the long band of fibrous connective tissue, the plantar fascia.
It is visible by X-ray and appears as a protrusion that can extend forward as much as half an inch. The condition is often called “heel spur syndrome”.
Heel pain and heel spurs are associated with an inflammation (plantar fasciitis) of the band of fibrous connective tissue.
Surgery is also available. Make an appointment or call for more information at:
It is generally the result of faulty biomechanics that place stress on the heel bone and soft tissues that are attached. It can also occur from injury that occurs while walking, running or jumping on hard surfaces, poor foot wear or being overweight.
• Wear shoes that fit well with
shock absorbent soles, rigid
shanks and supportive heel
• Avoid shoes with excessive
wear on heels
• Warm up and stretch before exercising
• Lose weight if obese