What Causes Heel Pain?
Heel pain is one of the top reasons people come into our office for treatment. Dr. Brandi Myers sees this problem all the time. While it might not seem like a big deal, early intervention and treatment are crucial to preventing that pesky little pain from turning into a long-term problem. Here’s what you should know about dealing with heel pain,
Causes of Heel Pain
Heel pain is most often caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis, in which the band of tissue known as the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. The plantar fascia runs the length of the feet from the heel along the soles of the feet to the toes, providing support for the arches. If you experience stabbing pain under the heel first thing in the morning and pain that radiates to the arches of the feet, then you are most likely dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Risk Factors for Heel Pain
If you spend a lot of time on your feet, you may be at an increased risk of developing heel pain. Runners, athletes and those who are overweight are also prone to heel pain. The good news is that it is easily treatable with conservative home care such as rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication and stretching.
When to See a Podiatrist
The key to treating your heel pain is to start treating the problem right away when pain first sets in. It’s also important to recognize when heel pain may require professional care. If home care isn’t providing you with the pain relief you need, or if the heel pain lasts more than a week, it’s time to turn to us. Dr. Myers and the Sellwood Podiatry team are here to help you get your heel pain under control, no matter the cause.
How We Can Help
From steroid injections and custom orthotics to surgery, our podiatry team can provide you with all the latest and most advanced treatment options to treat even the most severe and stubborn cases of heel pain.
If heel pain has you canceling your plans and isn’t getting better with home care, it’s time to turn to our podiatry team. Call Sellwood Podiatry in Portland, OR at (503) 235-8594 to schedule a consultation.