There are many potential causes of heel pain, including heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. No matter why your heel hurts, you can count on the highly experienced doctors of podiatric medicine at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio in Mentor, Chardon, Westlake, Bedford and Garfield Heights, Ohio, for help. Book an appointment online or by phone today.
Your heel can be particularly vulnerable to pain because it has to support your whole body with every move you make. Some of the most common causes of heel pain include:
Sometimes the heel pain results from heel-bone malformation or accelerated growth. Haglund deformity, a condition in which you develop a large bump on the back of the heel, and Sever's disease (calcaneal apophysitis), a disease in which a child's heel bone grows more quickly than its support tissues, are two examples of this.
Heel-pain treatment depends on the cause of your heel pain, your symptoms, and your specific needs. The most common treatments for heel pain include:
Your Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio podiatrist will review all of your heel-pain treatment options with you to help you find a solution that gives you maximum relief.
A few lifestyle changes can help you avoid a recurrence of heel pain. Some of the changes that your podiatrist might recommend include:
Although you can’t always prevent heel pain, there's no reason that you have to live with it. As soon as you notice the first sign that your heel pain is back, see your podiatrist.
If your heels are hurting and you need relief now, reach out to the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio. Book through the online appointment maker or by phone today.