If you are experiencing heel pain you may have a heel spur. Whenever you have any type of foot problem, we hope you will visit us at our podiatry practice, Gary B. Feldman, DPM. Our expert and highly trained foot doctor, Dr. Gary B. Feldman, will provide you with exemplary foot care in Whitestone.
Heel spurs are a common problem which cause foot pain. When a patient has a heel spur, they have a calcium deposit on the underside of their heel bone. A heel spur will usually show up on an x-ray. Sometimes there is not visible x-ray evidence, at which point the condition may be referred to as heel spur syndrome. Surprisingly, many people have heel spurs which do not cause foot pain. However, in some patients heel spurs will cause great pain and discomfort. Heel spares are often associated with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is an inflammation of the tissues that connect the heel bone to the ball of the foot. There are many different treatments for heel spurs that can be included as part of your foot care in Whitestone. Our doctor will first need to thoroughly assess your situation to determine which type of treatment will work best for you. Sometimes exercises will be important in helping to provide pain relief. Our foot doctor can also prescribe custom-made orthotics to make your foot more comfortable. Anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections can also be helpful. When none of these conservative treatments are able to provide you with necessary pain relief, you may need to have foot surgery to remove the heel spur. Heel are very common among athletes who do a great deal of running and jumping.
If you are experiencing any type of foot pain, you will want to make an appointment to see our podiatrist for foot care in Whitestone. Today, there is no need to have to continue with foot pain as so many treatment options are available.