Heel Pain Treatment from Allied Bone and Joint: The Utmost in Compassionate Orthopaedic Care

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Know the ins and outs of heel pain treatment, and how you can benefit from the expertise of the podiatrists at Allied Bone and Joint!

heel pain treatmentHeel pain is one of the most common types of overuse injuries that podiatrists encounter, often occurring after beginning a new running or walking regimen. Other times, heel pain can result from more serious complications, though the most common source is wear-and-tear and overuse.

The heel can be subject to pain in a number of places, most commonly in the front, back, or bottom of the bone. Depending on the severity of the injury, heel pain treatment can come in many forms, and here at Allied Bone and Joint, we will happily work with you to get you the treatment you need.

Being the largest of the 26 bones found in the human foot, which also contains 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, the heel is all but the easiest part of the foot to injure. The most common heel pain causes include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis – inflammation of the thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the phalanges
  • Heel Spurs – hooked, pointed, or shelf-shaped calcium buildups on the heel, sometimes may be associated with chronic insertional Achilles Tendonitis
  • Overpronation – the collapse of the arch of the foot upon weight-bearing, prominent in people with flexible, flat feet
  • Achilles Tendinitis – inflammation of the achilles tendon, which connects the heel to the calf muscles at the back of the foot
  • Arthritis – swelling in the lining of the joints in the foot, inflaming and slowly destroying the joint.
  • Bone Bruise or Contusions – bruises in the bone caused by sudden trauma and characterized by burst blood vessels leaking into the muscle or bone

We can Determine the Perfect Course of Action for your Heel Pain Treatment

Board certified podiatrist Randall Kline, D.P.M. specializes in wounds, injuries, and diseases of the lower leg and foot, and will examine your foot and potentially take x-rays to rule out possible problems. The first thing to know about your heel pain treatment is that you may only need basic treatment options such as:

  • Oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medication
  • Exercise and shoe recommendations
  • Strapping or taping
  • Use of shoe inserts or orthotics

Physical therapy may be prescribed in conjunction with the above treatments.

Surgery may be prescribed as heel pain treatment only in certain cases.the use of a functional orthotic device is generally an effective enough form of foot pain treatment to eliminate the need for surgery.

For more information on Plantar Fasciitis treatment, heel spur treatment, achilles heel pain treatment, or other types of heel pain treatment, contact us at 574-247-4667, or request an appointment online today.

Our goal is to put your life in motion, so don’t hesitate to call us!

 

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