Heel Pain Treatment Denver
Heel pain can be down right debilitating. But it doesn’t have to be. At the Advanced Foot and Ankle Clinic, we’re experts at treating all kinds of heel pain in Denver and the surrounding areas. We’ll diagnose the cause of the pain, and develop a solution to get you back on your feet.
Heel Pain is Common
There are more than 5 million reports of heel soreness and discomfort every year. While the causes vary, the common thread is pain that can range from being simply annoying, to being downright debilitating. Regardless of the cause, we’re can assist with getting you back on your feet.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Denver
Often times the root cause of heel discomfort is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. This results from inflammation of a band of tissue running across the bottom of your foot connecting your toes to your heel.
Who Plantar Fasciitis Often Impacts
Individuals who apply significant stress to their feet are most at risk for developing this painful condition. Being a runner, playing sports with a lot of jumping, wearing inadequately supportive shoes or being overweight, are commonly related to Plantar Fasciitis symptoms. At the same time, symptoms can also arise without any clear cause.
When Plantar Fasciitis is not properly managed and treated, chronic heel pain may occur. This pain can be severe enough to make it difficult or uncomfortable to walk, stand, or perform daily activities. Sometimes heel pain in the morning is so severe is can be tough to even get out of bed.
Other Causes of Heel Pain
While Plantar Fasciitis is common, its by no means the reason your heel can hurt. For example, an unusual gait, heel bursitis, heel spurs, arthritis of the heel, fractures or stress fractures of the heel, flexor tendonitis or tendinosis are among the plethora of causes for heel pain. Consulting a trained specialist is the right choice to both determine the cause of the heel soreness as well as in developing a customized treatment plan.
Treatment for Heel Soreness
Whenever possible, we target the use of minimally invasive procedures for all foot care. This includes heel soreness and pain. Our approach begins with a proper diagnosis of the cause of heel pain. This typically consists of a physical examination as well as potentially an X-ray or other imaging. From there, each patient receives a customized treatment plan. Treatment may include:
- anti-inflammatory medication
- recommendations on different footwear
- exercise modifications
- bracing, athletic tape or orthotics
- physical therapy
- injections to reduce inflammation and pain
- surgical options when other options have not been successful