Don’t ignore that pain in your heel any longer. We can help you figure out why it hurts!
How Heel Pain Treatment Can Transform Your Life
It can be difficult to address pain that doesn’t seem to be going away. We might wonder where to start looking for answers or even get anxious about what the pain could possibly mean. Well, we are here to help! So how about we look at some possible causes and heel pain treatment options together?
There are various reasons that one can experience heel pain. You can suffer from it at any age, although it usually shows up once a person has hit their teenage or adult years. Some of the most common causes of heel pain are:
- Plantar Fasciitis: This is an inflammation of the fascia (a fibrous tissue) that runs from the heel to the ball of one’s foot. The inflammation usually occurs after excessive use of the foot, common among athletes.
- Heel Spurs: These are a bone growth on the bottom of the heel bone. They result from the pulling and tearing of membrane that covers the heel bone. This can happen when shoes are improperly fitted, a person is overweight, or because of a biomechanical imbalance.
- Excessive Pronation: This occurs when the arch of your foot collapses under weight bearing. If your foot does not have the right support, walking or running on a flat arch can cause pain and injury in various parts of your foot including the heel.
- Achilles Tendonosis: The Achilles tendon, which runs behind the ankle and ends in the heel bone, can degenerate over time. This can happen from injuries to the tendon that do not heal properly, or constant use from a lot of running and/or walking.
There are many other reasons a person might need heel pain treatment that we have not discussed. Your best chance at getting relief from the heel pain you are experiencing is to see a reputable Podiatrist for a diagnosis and a heel pain treatment plan.
Diagnosis For Heel Pain Treatment
Self-diagnosis is never a good idea for dealing with any kind of health issue. But just like we brought up some possible reasons for your heel pain, we’d also like to help you feel ready for getting a diagnosis and the subsequent heel pain treatment.
When you visit a Podiatrist, you will receive an examination of your foot (possibly your ankle and leg as well). The Podiatrist will also ask you some questions to get a better idea of what habits might be affecting your heel. Jot down the answers to these questions ahead of time so you can have accurate information during your appointment:
- How much do you walk per day?
- How long do you stand per day?
- What type of shoes do you wear?
You will also want to have your medical history and any relevant tests (X-rays) with you for further inquiry.
If you’d like to give Allied Bone & Joint a call to set up an appointment, we would be happy to allay any further anxiety about your pain and the heel pain treatment.
Plymouth – (877) 659-6204
South Bend- (574) 367-2570
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