Heel pain isn’t generally a serious medical issue, although discomfort can become so severe, you start missing out on doing the things you enjoy. Before living another day with heel pain, request an exam at Town Center Foot & Ankle in Kingwood or Atascocita, Texas, to get started on a customized treatment plan. To request your evaluation, call your closest clinic location or request an appointment online.
With 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles and connective tissues in each foot, you have a lot of components that can cause heel pain. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, or chronic inflammation of the band of connective tissues along the bottom of your feet. But heel pain can also be a sign of:
Heel pain may also be a warning sign of a stress fracture, so it’s important to have it evaluated before your discomfort worsens.
Even seemingly minor heel pain can turn into a major problem if you ignore it for too long. If heel pain is a daily issue for you, chances are, your gait is off and you may hobble or roll your foot inward to avoid pain. Over time, this can lead to further damage and injuries to surrounding areas, all the way up to your knees, hips, and lower back.
It’s important to see a podiatric specialist at Town Center Foot & Ankle if your heel pain is:
You also need to head to the clinic if you experience heel pain after an injury, including a trip and fall, just to ensure you didn’t break a bone.
Your customized heel pain treatment plan at Town Center Foot & Ankle involves a combination of improving your pain level, restoring full foot function, and preventing further issues. Heel pain treatment plans can include:
If you have an obvious injury or if your heel pain just doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, surgery may be in your future. Town Center Foot & Ankle is home to some of the most experienced and capable foot and ankle surgeons in the greater Houston area, so you can feel confident that they’re going to resolve your heel pain.
Contact Town Center Foot & Ankle today to get started on your heel pain treatment. You can request an appointment either over the phone or online.