Edward Tjoe, DPM
Podiatrist & Clinical Medicine and Podiatric Surgery located in Downtown Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ
Heel pain can negatively affect your lifestyle when left untreated. If you experience sharp pains when walking or participating in physical activity, Edward Tjoe, DPM, at Tjoe Podiatry can help alleviate your pain. Call the conveniently located office in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment and relieve your heel pain today.
Heel Pain Q & A
What causes heel pain?
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which involves the inflammation of the band of tissues that connect your heel bone to your toes. Achilles tendonitis occurs due to the overuse of the band of tissue that connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, commonly causing heel pain as well.
Your heel pain could also be caused by:
- Achilles rupture
- Bone tumor
- Haglund’s deformity
- Heel spur
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stress fractures
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Hereditary diseases and conditions, such as arthritis or bone disease, may also cause heel pain. If you believe you’re at risk for severe heel pain, contact Tjoe Podiatry to help you prevent discomfort and maintain an active lifestyle.
What are common symptoms of heel pain?
Heel pain can feel mild, or it can cause you significant discomfort. In more severe cases, the cause of your pain may relate to a chronic issue that needs immediate relief.
Common symptoms include stabbing pains when you begin walking in the morning. The pain will decrease the more you walk, but it may return after long periods of standing.
You’re at higher risk for heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, if you frequently run, wear unsupportive shoes, or are overweight. Age and strenuous exercise that overuses the ball of your foot contributes to your risk of heel pain as well.
How is heel pain diagnosed?
Tjoe Podiatry specializes in foot and ankle pain, providing you effective treatments to relieve your symptoms. During your appointment, Dr. Tjoe conducts a physical exam and orders an X-ray or ultrasound, if needed.
Dr. Tjoe determines the cause of your foot or ankle pain upon further discussion of your symptoms, physical activity, and family history of similar issues.
What are the treatments for heel pain?
Depending on the severity of your pain, Dr. Tjoe may suggest resting, icing, or taking anti-inflammatory medication for less severe cases. If your condition appears to need further assistance, he may provide you with orthotics or short-term immobilization until the intensity of your symptoms subsides.
If you're dealing with heel pain, contact Tjoe Podiatry to help relieve your discomfort. Call the office or use the online booking tool today.