Some foot conditions affect a person’s ability to get around more than others and when it comes to foot pain, heel pain has the ability to make you regret each step you take. If you are here, you are looking for answers to the pain you feel in your heel when you take a step. There may be more pain in the mornings when you first get out of bed and then it subsides or it may get worse the longer you are on your feet. Either way – we have information here to help you and to get you relief.
Heel Pain Symptoms and Treatments
Achilles Tendonitis is associated with a dull to sharp pain at the back of your heel. It is a condition that can be treated with a variety of therapies including: custom orthotics, boots, ankle bracing, custom ankle bracing (removable or permanent), laser therapy or physical therapy.
Plantar Fasciitis results from pain in the fascia that stretches across the bottom of your foot and is attached to your heel. The symptoms are pain at your heel when you first wake up or after a long period of rest. It can be treated with (Add links to Corrective devices page and Technological Treatments Page–>) custom orthotics, boots, ankle bracing, custom ankle bracing (removable or permanent), laser therapy, cortisone therapy or physical therapy.
Pump Bump is a condition associated with a bump on the side of your heel as a result of walking on the side of your foot. You will experience pain when you are wearing tight shoes including sneakers and dress shoes. Orthoses (Add link to corrective devices page) can be used to correct your foot type and prevent you from walking on the side of your feet. Shoes can also be utilized to accommodate the bump preventing it from having a lot of pressure put on the bump. As a last resort, surgery can be used to remove the bump and then orthoses are used to correct the way you walk and prevent the bump from coming back.
For conditions that are associated with long term pain, our office provides take-home physical therapy modalities. These are covered by insurance. They can be used to stretch and strengthen the fascia and ligaments to prevent future injury.