There are a number of conditions that could cause the pain you’re experiencing. Often such pain has its root in an irregular walking gait that places too much stress on your heel bone and on the attached soft tissues. Discomfort can also stem from a previous injury, or from a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on a hard surface. Flimsy footwear and weight issues can also be at fault. These conditions can lead to a variety of issues with your heel including:
Two additional common culprits for heel pain are heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.
If you experience pain or inflammation in your heel that doesn’t go away, call Dr. Del Monte for a diagnosis. He will conduct a physical exam and, if needed, take X-rays to rule out any bone issues.
Depending upon the determined cause of your heel pain, Dr. Del Monte may choose to prescribe an oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medication. In some cases, targeted exercises can help, in addition to different footwear, taping or strapping of your foot, or the use of foot pads or heel inserts. Physical therapy may also be a source of relief.
Most cases of heel pain don’t require more advanced treatments or surgery. So if you’re experiencing any protracted pain or discomfort in your heel, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Del Monte at Del Monte Podiatry.
At Del Monte Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. We don't currently accept Aetna at this time. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Aetna: Please note that we are NOT in network with Aetna. We do NOT accept Aetna at this time.
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