Throbbing, aching heels can interrupt your daily life and even make it uncomfortable for you to exercise. If you’re struggling with heel pain, even if it comes and goes, you can receive the comprehensive care you need at Foot Pain Doctor NY in Midtown East, New York City. With on-site imaging available, you can get diagnosed and get started on treatment quickly. Find out more by booking a consultation online or by calling to speak with a team member.

Heel Pain

What causes heel pain?

You have over two dozen bones that make up each of your feet and ankles, and of those bones, your heel bone is the largest. It’s also the first to strike the ground with every step you take, in addition to being responsible for supporting your entire body weight. No wonder your heels hurt!

But heel pain isn’t always directly related to the bone itself. It’s tied to multiple connective tissues, like tendons and ligaments, that could be to blame. If you’re experiencing heel pain, it might be a sign of:

  • Heel spur
  • Bone bruise
  • Stress fracture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis

Your heel pain could also be caused by ill-fitting footwear. For instance, if you like to walk or run for exercise, but your gym shoes just aren’t supportive enough, you can wind up with added stress on your heel and thus, pain. 

Do I need to see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Yes! Even if your heel pain doesn’t seem like a major concern now, with each step you take, it may worsen. Podiatrists have extensive training in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your feet and ankles, so you can expect relief.

The dedicated team of podiatrists at Foot Pain Doctor NY encourage you to come in for an evaluation as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms in or around your heel:

  • Redness 
  • Bruising 
  • Swelling 
  • Tenderness
  • Ankle instability
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your foot

Your dedicated podiatrist at Foot Pain Doctor NY can gather any essential diagnostic imaging you may need right in the office, so you can get started on treatment often the same day. 

Can I get relief from heel pain? 

Absolutely. With the help of the top-rated podiatrists at Foot Pain Doctor NY, you can expect relief from the most complex case of heel pain. After diagnosing the cause of your pain, your podiatrist sits and talks with you about all of your treatment options.

Foot Pain Doctor NY specializes in holistic foot and ankle treatments, which may include:

  • Regular icing 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Injection therapy 
  • Custom orthotics
  • Shoe modifications 
  • Daily stretching exercises
  • Padding, taping, and strapping
  • Immobilization devices, such as a walking boot or night splints

If conservative treatments aren’t effective for your case of heel pain, you may need surgical correction. But no matter which treatment is right for you, the leading podiatrists at Foot Pain Doctor NY are dedicated to helping you find the relief you deserve. 

Before your heel pain progresses any further, see how the team at Foot Pain Doctor NY can help. Schedule your heel pain evaluation through the website, or call the office directly.

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