Heel Pain

heelpain

Heel pain involves any kind of discomfort that affects the underside or back of the heel.

Causes

Heel pain is commonly associated with plantar fasciitis, a condition that results from undue stress on the plantar fascia connective tissue. This condition often begins with overpronation. As the foot rolls inward, it flattens the arch and stresses the plantar fascia, causing consistent pain.

Treatments

Dr. Marso may employ a variety of remedies for heel pain, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Ice packs.
  • Stretching exercises.
  • Orthotic inserts.
  • Physical therapy.

In severe cases, Dr. Marso may order Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). This non-invasive outpatient procedure uses sonic waves, directed at the area of pain, to stimulate healing inside the heel.