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Heel Pain Treatment


Causes

Heel pain is commonly caused by plantar fasciitis. This is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that courses along the bottom, or plantar surface, of the foot. It originates at the heel bone and extends to the ball of the foot.

Other, less common causes of heel pain include calcaneal or “heel bone” fractures, bone spurs and bone spur fractures, tumors both malignant and benign, and bone cysts as well as pinch nerves. There may also be medical issues such as “Psoriatic heel” that can be the cause of heel pain. That’s where our detailed examination and knowledge help us pinpoint the cause of your pain.

Heel Pain Treatment

Our treatment options for plantar fasciitis usually do not require a reduction in activity levels. Treatments come in various forms. From administration of medications to stretching exercises and night splints and even physical therapy (such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation) just to name a few.

Most treatments for heel pain end with prescription custom orthotics, which serve to treat the cause of the problem rather than simply relieving the symptoms.

Ankle N Foot Centers offers technology such as ePats or Extracorporeal Shock-wave Therapy and Amnio/Stem Cell injections to treat plantar fasciitis and a variety of other ailments.

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