When you have heel pain, it can be a challenge to walk, or even to stand if it’s severe enough. We here at OC Foot & Ankle are your specialists when it comes to treating heel pain. There is no need for undue suffering.
The two typical root causes of heel pain are the conditions known as plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. With plantar fasciitis, you experience a strain in the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. Minor tearing can occur also, and you may have swelling, irritation, and inflammation to deal with. It’s a problem that is not age specific, but is associated with risks such as being overweight, having high arches, flat feet, spending a lot of time standing up, poor-fitting footwear, and having feet that roll inward as you walk. Heel spurs are deposits of calcium that form on the underside of your heel bone, and they are often caused by muscle or ligament strain. In addition to sharing many of the same risk factors as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs are also linked to diabetes. You may have both plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, but regardless of whether you have either or both together, our heel pain relief in Tustin starts with an examination by our podiatrist. A physical checkup of the food may be combined with x-rays in order to reach a definitive diagnosis. Among the treatment options that will be considered for heel pain relief in Tustin are stretching, icing, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, cortisone injections, orthotics (shoe inserts), night splints, immobilization, and rest. Surgery is generally a last resort, only if non-invasive methods have proven to be ineffective. We’re also pleased to off the advanced technology of shockwave therapy, which provides impressive results without surgery.
Our heel pain relief in Tustin is just what you need to feel better and restore your mobility. Schedule an appointment with us.