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Heel Pain

If you have heel pain, then you may be suffering from the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve irritation
  • Cysts

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the result of an irritated and inflamed plantar fascia, which is the tissue connecting your toes to your heel bone. A number of reasons can cause this condition like wearing footwear that lacks proper support.

Identifying Plantar Fasciitis

Has your heel pain been bothering you for a while? Is it more prominent in the morning but decreases as you walk? If so, then you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. Other symptoms include swelling, stiffness, or increased pain after putting more weight on your foot.

Do I Need Surgery?

When in doubt, consult one of our knowledgeable doctors at The Foot & Ankle Center. Typically with plantar fasciitis, a podiatrist will recommend non-surgical treatments to get you back on your feet. Surgery is required when your heel pain does not respond to non-surgical treatments after several months.

Preventative Measures

Plantar fasciitis may occur or reoccur without taking these simple preventative measures:

  • Wear supportive footwear
  • Stretch your feet daily
  • Consider custom orthotics

In order to properly diagnose your heel pain, schedule an appointment online or call our office at (314) 487-9300. Our podiatrists will recommend the proper steps to recovery.