Heel Pain: Causes and Treatments
By Dr. Edward Tjoe
December 04, 2018
Category: Podiatric Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Find out what could be to blame for your heel pain and how to stop it.

Heel pain is a common problem that many people face at some point during their lifetime. Of course, when it happens to you we understand that you want to fix the issue as quickly as possible. After all, we rely on our feet a lot throughout the day and any pain or discomfort we feel can certainly put a damper on our routine. Find out the most common causes of heel pain and when it might be time to turn to our Jersey City, NJ, podiatry office and see Dr. Edward Tjoe for treatment.

What is causing my heel pain?

This is the first question most people ask themselves. After all, it’s important to figure out what’s causing your pain so you know how to treat it effectively. This is why many people visit our Jersey City, NJ, foot doctor. It’s impossible to diagnose your issue over the Internet, so if you’ve never faced heel pain before it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment.

The most common cause of heel pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis, which is when the plantar fascia tissue is overstretched and, as a result, becomes inflamed. This can lead to stabbing heel pain that gets worse after prolonged rest or after physical activity. Most of the time, people only experience pain in one foot.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

In most cases, this condition will go away on its own; however, it’s important to understand when you may need to visit your podiatrist for additional treatment. Simple home care is often all you’ll need to give your foot time to heal properly, but if your pain is severe or if your pain isn’t responding to at home treatment after a week then it’s important to give us a call.

While plantar fasciitis is usually nothing serious, it can lead to chronic heel pain. In this case, our podiatrist offers more advanced treatment options to help target stubborn and persistent heel pain. One way in which we can treat chronic heel pain is through laser therapy. The K-Laser is a safe, painless treatment that, when passed over the foot, can improve blood flow and circulation (to promote faster healing) while reducing inflammation, stiffness and pain.

Don’t let heel pain tell you how to go about your life. No matter if your heel pain has just shown up or it hasn’t been responding to weeks of at-home care, call our Jersey City, NJ, podiatry office today to find out the ways in which we can help you get back on your feet pain-free.

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