Heel Pain Relief in Bradenton & Sarasota, FL
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Our Skilled Podiatrists Can Help Relieve Your Pain
Our podiatrists specialize in treating heel pain, a common complaint from patients suffering from conditions such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. There are many causes of heel pain, however, and our team can accurately diagnose its cause and provide you with fast relief. Heel pain isn’t normal, and we make it our mission to get you back on your feet with 5-star heel pain relief in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL.
Causes of Heel Pain
Heel pain is one of the most common symptoms when you have a condition such as plantar fasciitis. Though this is the most common condition associated with heel pain, heel pain can result from other foot conditions.
The following list gives you an idea of the most common causes of heel pain. As you can see, the conditions that cause severe pain in the heel are numerous and often accompany one another, making a correct diagnosis difficult for all but the most experienced podiatrists.
Common causes of heel pain include:
Heel spurs – Heel spurs occur at the point where the ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot connect to your heel bone. When this ligament is repeatedly stressed or strained, it causes your body to form a protective bony growth, commonly known as a heel spur.
Plantar fasciitis – This condition also deals with injury or stress to the band of ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot. In this case, your ligaments begin to stretch and tear, causing them to become inflamed. This condition can accompany heel spurs and is highly painful.
Bursitis – A soft tissue growth on your heel is known as bursitis. This growth is often a sac of fluid or a neuroma. This condition is often mistaken for a heel spur.
Excessive Pronation – When flat arches and ankles that sag toward each other effect your gait, a lot of strain is put on the ligaments in your foot. This strain can cause them to become painfully inflamed.
Achilles Tendinitis – Pain at the back of your heel (rather than the underside) is usually caused by a form of Achilles tendinitis. This condition is caused by tearing along your tendon and can be excruciatingly painful.
Bone Bruise – Your heel bone can become bruised if your heel strikes something hard, such as a rock, a child’s toy, or another object.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Both rheumatoid arthritis and gout can cause pain in your feet, including the big toe and the heel.
Because there are several potential causes, it is important to first have heel pain properly diagnosed for an effective, specialized treatment plan. Frequently, physical therapy, ice, rest, and pain medications are used to treat heel pain. You may be recommended a splint or custom orthotics as well. If these conservative treatment options don’t resolve your condition, our specialists may consider surgical options to help treat your heel pain.
Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying life. Our podiatrists are here to help you become pain-free!
Contact Our Office for Heel Pain Relief in Bradenton & Sarasota, FL
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Bradenton & Sarasota, FL, our podiatrists and team at West Coast Podiatry Center also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Venice, FL & the surrounding areas.