When you’re experiencing pain in your heel, it can cause a variety of problems. For one thing, even standing can be uncomfortable, let alone walking and going about your normal daily routine. For another, you might begin to walk and stand in such a way that it favors the heel, putting your foot into the awkward position of having its weight on the ball of your foot instead. The most common reason for heel pain is due to plantar fasciitis. With our heel pain treatment in Stuart, our podiatrist, Dr. Joseph C. Taub, can get you back to feeling better again and restoring the well-being of your foot.
What is plantar fasciitis? It’s an injury that is marked by inflammation of the thick tissue that connect your heal bone to your toes. It happens because the the tissue becomes stretched to the point of small tears occurring. This is what results in the inflammation and the subsequent pain. Plantar fasciitis can also lead to the development of heel spurs, further worsening the problem. Fortunately, our heel pain treatment in Stuart can adequately address the difficulties caused by plantar fasciitis.
To avoid heel pain from plantar fasciitis, we recommend that you avoid extended periods of time on your feet, if possible. If you are overweight, consider making dietary changes to lower your weight and relieve the pressure on your feet, and wear shoes with good arch supports and thicker soles. If you do experience discomfort in your heel, however, don’t hesitate to call us and schedule an examination so that you can take advantage of our heel pain treatment in Stuart. Among the ways that we can address heel pain are orthotics for your shoes, either over the counter or ones that are custom made for you; ice applied to the inflamed area can be helpful, particularly before you go to sleep; ultrasound treatments and steroid injections may be needed for more persistent or severe cases. What’s of greatest importance, though, is that you don’t ignore the pain. It is unlikely to go away on its own without some form of treatment to alleviate the symptoms. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call today.
Heel Pain Treatment Stuart