Heel pain is probably one of the most common reasons people come in to see us at our podiatric practice, Gary B. Feldman, DPM. There are many different causes for heel pain, and the individual treatment that is going to work best for you will totally depend upon your diagnosis. If you are interested in coming into our practice for heel pain treatment in Hicksville, you should feel very secure knowing that you can do no better than to be seen by our expert and highly trained podiatrist, Dr. Gary Feldman.
Our podiatric office specializes in podiatric disorders, as well as in the diagnosis and treatment of foot problems. When it comes to heel pain, accurate diagnosis is extremely important because there are many types of treatment options available for different heel pain foot problems. Heel pain is very often caused by plantar fasciitis. This is a condition which is also referred to as heel spur syndrome, when a spur is present. Heel pain can also be caused by a stress fracture, tendinitis, nerve irritation, or even arthritis. In very rare cases, a cyst may even cause heel pain. At our podiatric practice, you will be thoroughly diagnosed and the best heel pain treatment in Hicksville will be provided for you.
When you have plantar fasciitis, you have an information of the tissue that extends from the heels to the toes. This band of tissue will become irritated and then inflamed causing heel pain. This can be caused by a faulty structure of the foot, such as flat feet, highly arched feet, or other foot problems. Running on hard surfaces or standing on hard surfaces for a long period of time for your job can also contribute to this problem. Obesity can also be a cause of plantar fasciitis. When you have heel pain, you may have pain on the bottom of the heel, pain in the arch of the foot, pain that gets increasingly worse over a period of months, pain upon arising in the morning or getting out of a chair after sitting for a long time, or swelling on the bottom of the heel. Diagnostic imaging with x-rays or MRIs may be needed to fully diagnose the heel pain. Among the nonsurgical treatments that are available are stretching exercises, ice treatments, prescribed shoe orthotics, physical therapy, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Padding taping and strapping may also help the heel pain. When these treatment options do not help after being tried for a period of time, surgery is sometimes needed. However, this occurs in a very small number of cases. For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist regarding your heel pain treatment in Hicksville, contact us today.