Heel pain can be due to one of two common conditions: plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Sometimes, both exist at the same time. Walking can be difficult to impossible, and even putting on your socks and shoes might be uncomfortable if it is bad enough. We at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center offer expert diagnosis and treatment of heel pain to give you the relief you need.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is inflammation and small tears in the band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. Swelling is not uncommon. Heel spurs are calcium deposits that form on the underside of your foot. Both are the result of stress and pressure on the heel. Footwear that is not supportive, spending a lot of time on your feet, and being overweight are all factors that can make heel pain more likely. Prior to our heel pain treatment in Winston, our foot doctor will diagnose the reason for it, which may require the taking of x-rays in addition to a physical examination of the heel area. The first goal when it comes to our heel pain treatment in Winston is to focus in on the most simple, effective method. Fortunately, results are often realized from the use of shoe inserts, called orthotics. They offer both cushioning and a redistribution of how your weight is sitting on your heel. Stretching exercises and/or physical therapy may also be helpful in some cases. Anti-inflammatory medication or even cortisone injections are sometimes used. Surgery is not typically done, but may be necessary if non-invasive means prove to be insufficient to achieve the desired results or you have recurring heel pain.
Schedule a visit to our office to get our heel pain treatment in Winston. Contact us right now. Don’t suffer with pain any longer than absolutely necessary.