Heel pain is one of the most common complaints from patients, from kids to adults alike. Heel pain is never normal and should be treated. Heel pain can be caused by heel spurs and plantar fasciitis, bone bruising, Achilles pain, growth plate inflammation, and even nerve entrapment. The best way to get pain free is to have your feet evaluated and have x-rays taken to evaluate your condition.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. This caused from inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes to where it attaches to the heel bone. Symptoms can include stiffness and tightness in the back of the leg and calf, heel pain with first steps in the morning or after periods of rest, and arch pain.
Standard treatments include anti-inflammatory medications, icing, stretching exercises, cortisone injections, orthotics, shoe evaluations, and physical therapy. Our office also offers a non-cortisone injection alternative, EPAT shockwave therapy, and stem cell injections to give you the best outcome possible.