Heel pain can be minor at first and then become severe enough to radiate throughout the body. There are different factors that cause this pain, but if you are experiencing it, podiatrist Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can help treat it at one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West 125th St Suite 7, New York, NY 10027 or 469 7th Ave Suite 601, New York, NY 10018.
Heel Pain causes pain to the bottom of the heel and can spread to the arch. This pain can be caused by conditions such as heel spurs, plantar fasciitis (an issue where the muscles that connect the toes to the heel become swollen and tense), arthritis, stress fractures, cysts, Achilles tendonitis or deformities. More often than not, this type of pain is caused by a misalignment of the foot. If this type of pain isn’t treated timely and with care, the pain it causes will get more severe and cause immobility. It’s important to remember that the foot is the underpinning for the rest of the body and heel pain can cause a chain reaction of pain that spreads to the rest of the body.
Moreover, high intensity activities tend to increase the chances of having heel pain. Heel pain is often felt in the middle of the heel due to the mechanism of the foot and is strongest in the morning. It can also however occur after exercising or standing up after sitting for long periods of time.
Treatment for heel pain includes the use of anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce inflammation as well as orthotics and physical therapy. Heel pain is not something that anyone should have to endure due to the long lasting ill effects it can have on your health. So, if you are experiencing significant heel pain, please call us at 212-385-0801 or contact us online for a comprehensive consultation. We'll discuss a proper pain management and treatment plan to put into action so that your heel has the best chance of once again being stabilized and pain free.