At least 2 million Americans have heel pain today, and proper diagnosis is crucial in getting the care you need to feel better. At NYC Footcare PC, in two Upper East Side offices at 60th and 70th Street in New York City, with additional offices in Jamaica, Queens; Plainview, New York; and a surgical center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the team headed by Paul Drucker, DPM, and Jarret Drucker, DPM, AACFAS, has extensive equipment on-site to diagnose and treat your heel pain quickly. Call the nearest office or click the provided link to make your appointment now.
Heel pain is foot pain that occurs on the bottom or back of your heel. It’s one of the most prevalent types of foot pain today. Heel pain can lead to disruptions in your recreational activities, work, and other aspects of your life, so quick treatment is the best way to stop the problem from progressing and get back to normal.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the root cause of heel pain is usually faulty biomechanics — problems with the way you walk. Movement abnormalities like excessive pronation (flattening your foot excessively as you walk) can damage the heel bone and the soft tissues around it, leading to pain.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common specific cause of heel pain that usually arises because of faulty biomechanics. Plantar fasciitis can also stem from excessive pressure, which may occur with extra weight or pregnancy.
There are many other causes of heel pain as well, including Achilles tendonitis (tendon inflammation), arthritis, bone bruises, and heel spurs. Wearing shoes with poor arch support and flexible soles may also contribute to heel pain.
Heel pain requires evaluation and diagnosis if you experience:
Generally speaking, heel pain always warrants a visit to NYC Footcare PC because the team can set your mind at ease and give you a specifically targeted treatment plan.
The NYC Footcare PC team considers many factors to determine the proper treatment for you, including the condition that causes your pain, severity, additional health factors, and recovery goals.
Some types of heel pain may respond to nonsurgical treatments, such as wearing a night splint, special exercises, activity modification, and oral anti-inflammatory medication. Other less invasive interventions include injection therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
Suppose your heel pain returns after trying conservative treatment. In that case, the NYC Footcare PC team might recommend minimally invasive surgery in their state-of-the-art surgical facility in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Surgeries are outpatient, so you can go home to recover.
For expert heel pain treatment, call NYC Footcare PC or book an appointment online today.