Heel Pain & Treatment
There are a number of conditions that might cause heel and arch pain. It helps if you are aware of the conditions that lead to heel pain so that you can take the right course of action and in extreme cases visit a podiatrist. If you are struggling with nagging heel pain, then it is advisable that you visit a trusted podiatrist in your area.
What Causes Heel Pain?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic issues. The plantar fascia ligaments undergo much wear and tear in regular life. They lend support to the foot arch and therefore connect the front part of the foot to the heel. If you wake up in the morning and experience a sharp pain in your heel, then it’s most likely due to plantar fasciitis. This injury is the result of the overuse of the band of fibrous tissue, the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of the foot. Amit Shah DPM LLC a well renowned podiatrist in North Brunswick and Edison, NJ can help you to deal with this problem.
What Do We Treat?
This refers to pain at the back of the heel that follows physical activity. This is also due to the overuse of the heel and is evident in people who have recently started to workout or suddenly increased their intensity of running or its duration. We are known for our attention to detail and are dedicated to customer satisfaction. If you’re struggling to carry out your daily activities owing to foot pain, there’s no need to worry. You can visit us right away.
This is also known as Haglund’s deformity. Pump bump is so called because it is commonly experienced by women who wear high heels. As a result of this condition, a bony protrusion appears on the back of the heel and causes pain when pressure is applied on to it. You can consult us in this regard.
This is often experienced by boys and girls in their growing up years, from the age of 8 to 13 years. The disease is characterized by pain in the heel with irritation in one of the growth plates.
Physical trauma or injury can also lead to heel pain. When the heel receives a significant physical trauma, this could lead to fracture or bruising of the area.
No matter what the problem is our expert podiatry services can take care of the same.
Our Suggested Treatments:
- Orthotics : This is a support, splint or a brace that is used to support, prevent, align or correct the function of the heel. For heel injuries, shoe inserts are used as orthotics to cure an irregular or abnormal walking pattern
- Laser Therapy : This mode of treatment is being frequently used by podiatrists to cure plantar fasciitis. During the process, a light beam is placed on the affected area to affect protein synthesis, cellular metabolism, immune response and wound healing.
- Shoes : Select shoes that are perfect for your feet and provide adequate support, can absorb shock and most importantly are comfortable.
- Cryotherapy : Cryotherapy is an effective way of pain relief wherein freezing temperature is used for the ablation of the nerves that provide sensation to the heel.
- Shockwave : Shockwave therapy is a relatively new treatment for patients with chronic heel pain. It is a fast, gentle and a non-surgical method of curbing heel pain.
We can assure you quality treatment at the office of Dr. Shah a noted podiatrist in New Jersey. We can help you to deal with your foot problems so that you do not have to endure pain and limit your regular movement for long.