Heel pain can happen for a variety of reasons. It could be something as simple as a bruised bone from an injury, or it could mean something a bit more serious, like plantar fasciitis.
This is a term commonly used to refer to heel pain or arch pain that is related to inflammation at the bottom of the foot.
Heel spurs are another reason for heel pain. This is a syndrome that can be treated successfully with conservative measures, such as over the counter inflammation medication. It is worth coming to our office to ensure that is the problem, though.
If you notice that you have pain in your heel that doesn’t seem to be caused from any of these issues, it could mean that you have overpronation. This could be happening if you have an exaggerated motion when you walk. This flattens the foot, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia, which then causes inflammation.
If you notice that something new is going on with your foot, or that you have noticed gradual changes in pain when you walk, come see us. We would love to give you an exam and see what we can do to help you.
Shockwave therapy is a method one can treat your heel spurs. As the name implies, shockwave therapy is a method that uses waves to treat the pain. Shockwave therapy may not be for everyone, so schedule today a consultation and see if this treatment is right for you.