Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common complaint, affecting over one million people annually in the United States. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, a condition that results from a problem with a ligament located on the bottom of the foot. One of the frequent symptoms of plantar fasciitis is pain in the bottom of the heel after waking up in the morning or after standing and walking for long periods. Although approximately half of people with plantar fasciitis have a heel spur, it is important to know that the spur is not the cause of the pain.

At Carrollton Foot Center, our podiatrist, Dr. Khavari, offers various treatment options for heel pain. The focus is not only on getting patients out of pain as quickly as possible, but also on preventing the condition from recurring in the future. The problem is mainly due to abnormal foot function, so a combination of stretching exercises and shoe inserts is often recommended to combat this aspect of the issue. Many patients are also given anti-inflammatories to reduce the associated pain. Oral medication and injection therapy are used for this purpose, and while injections for plantar fasciitis may not be a comfortable experience, the 10 seconds of discomfort may lead to immediate pain relief and long-lasting improvement.

At our clinic, we also offer additional treatment options for plantar fasciitis, such as physical therapy and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), which uses high-frequency sound waves to stimulate healing. These treatments are typically used when conservative measures fail to provide relief.

It is essential to seek medical attention if you experience heel pain, as early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the condition from worsening. Dr. Khavari at Carrollton Foot Center is an experienced podiatrist who can help diagnose and treat your heel pain effectively.

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