Heel pain is a very common foot problem that usually affects the underside or back of your heel. While it usually isn’t indicative of a serious condition, it can interfere with your daily life. The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Other causes of heel pain include:
Diagnosis depends on the patient’s signs and symptoms. Some conditions can be easily diagnosed based on medical history, signs and symptoms, and physical examination, while others may require further diagnostic testing.
You should see Dr. Georges immediately if you have:
Podiatrists specialize in the treatment of heel pain and other conditions affecting the foot and ankle. They receive additional specialized training following the completion of medical school, treat complex conditions of the foot every day, and receive extensive continuing education regarding foot and ankle health each year to maintain their expertise in the field.
Dr. Georges at Prime Foot and Ankle Care is a podiatrist, which means that he has dedicated his career to preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions of the foot and ankle.
How Dr. Georges treats heel pain will depend on the underlying condition that has caused your pain.
In some cases, exercises, stretches, rest, custom orthotics, and non-invasive home treatments can dramatically reduce symptoms and promote healing. In other cases, anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injections, or even surgery may be required in order to address the underlying diagnosis.
Dr. Georges works closely with his patients to determine the least invasive, most effective treatment for their condition.
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