If you are experiencing heel pain, you are not alone. Many people come to our podiatry practice, Foot Associates New York, for treatment of Yonkers heel pain.
Heel pain is often caused by inflammation that has occurred on the bottom of the foot in the tissues that connect the heel bone to the ball of the foot and toes. At our foot care practice, our doctor will be able to completely evaluate your heel pain. Once the exact cause of the heel pain has been determined, our foot doctor will be able to provide you with the most effective type of foot treatment to alleviate the heel pain. Usually heel pain does not need to be treated with surgery. There are many types of conservative treatments that can be used to treat heel pain. Sometimes a very helpful treatment is for our foot doctor to prescribe customized shoe inserts for you. This shoe insert is called an orthotic and will correct the angle at which your foot strikes the ground. This is an effective way that many patients can have their Yonkers heel pain treated. Heel pain is very common in athletes who run and jump frequently on hard surfaces. Obesity can also be a contributing factor to heel pain. Heel pain can also be helped with foot strapping and taping, cortisone injections, and rarely with foot surgery when the foot tissues have several tears in them. Plantar fasciitis is very common in middle-aged people, or if you are on your feet a lot. A patient can suffer with plantar fasciitis in one or both feet. High arches or flat feet can also contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.
For an appointment to see our doctor for treatment of your Yonkers heel pain, contact us today.