What Is Causing My Heel Pain?

Are you experiencing pain when walking or wearing shoes? You might be wondering, "What is causing my heel pain?" You could have an undiagnosed issue that is making it difficult for your feet to be comfortable. An experienced podiatrist can diagnose your heel pain and offer treatment options to get your feet back on track. There can be many causes of heel pain so call Dr. Marc Ginsburg of Capital Region Foot Care in Albany, NY to get the proper treatment for your heel pain. 

Common Causes of Heel Pain 

  • Achilles tendonitis – This is caused by chronic inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It is common in older people or those who have overused their feet in sports or work. 
  • Plantar fasciitis – With too much pressure on your plantar fascia ligament your heel could become stiff and painful. 
  • Plantar Warts – Warts on your heel can be making it uncomfortable to walk.
  • Severs disease – This is most common in young children and athletes who repeatedly over-stress their feet. Overuse and repetitive trauma to the growth plates of the heel bone cause pain and discomfort. 
  • Sprains, strains, and broken bones -Injuring your foot or ankle can cause severe inflammation which may be the cause of your heel pain. 

Most heel pain is caused by inflammation as a result of overuse or pressure. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms visit your Albany podiatrists at Capital Region Foot Care. Dr. Ginsburg can design a unique treatment plan to heal your heel pain. 

Treatment Options for Your Heel Pain 

Heel pain affects everyone differently, if your podiatrist determines your pain is related to heel inflammation they may offer the following treatment. A combination of cold compresses, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy is effective at reducing heel inflammation and rebuilding your foot muscles. When you work to reduce inflammation you allow your heel to heal itself naturally. Only in very rare cases is surgery required. As long as you maintain a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise, and rest your muscles when needed your heel pain will decrease. 

If you have persistent heel pain please call Capital Region Foot Care at (518) 465-3515. Dr. Ginsburg is an experienced podiatrist in the Albany area. Call today to treat your heel pain!


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