Have Heel Pain? We Can Help

By Steuben Podiatry & Valley Podiatry
January 03, 2019
Category: Pain
Tags: Heel Pain  

How your podiatrists in Corning, NY, can help your feet

Do your heels hurt? Are you finding it painful and difficult to walk? If so, it’s time to seek out the help of an expert, your podiatrist. Don’t suffer with heel pain, because it can dramatically affect your life and keep you from enjoying your daily activities. The podiatrists at Steuben Podiatry & Valley Podiatry want to help you and your feet feel better. They have convenient office locations in Corning and Bath, NY, and Athens, PA, to help you get back your healthy feet.

There are a lot of reasons why you might be suffering from heel pain. Stepping on sharp objects can bruise your heel. You may have a bone spur or calcium deposit in your heel. You may also be suffering from the debilitating and painful condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by rolling your feet when you walk, a habit known as overpronation. You can also get plantar fasciitis from walking or standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. Whatever the cause, plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue which runs across your heel. Plantar fasciitis pain can be severe and can keep you on the couch.

You can try some home treatments to ease your heel pain. Remember to:

  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest, and take the weight off of your feet and heels

Don’t ignore your heel pain hoping it will go away. Instead, call your podiatrist. There are several effective treatments your podiatrist may recommend, including:

  • Custom-fit orthotics or footwear
  • Stretches and physical therapy
  • Prescription anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT)

You don’t have to suffer from heel pain. Help is on the way! Just pick up the phone and call the podiatrists at Steuben Podiatry & Valley Podiatry, with offices in Corning and Bath, NY, and Athens, PA. Call today and help your feet feel better!