Heel pain can take over your life and make it difficult to feel comfortable doing everyday activities like walking. Dr. Richard Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT, can explain how heel pain can affect your life and how it can be relieved.
Living With Heel Pain
Heel pain is most commonly because of plantar fasciitis, a condition where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed and causes pain and stiffness. You may notice your plantar fasciitis is most irritated right after waking up or after you’ve sat for a long period of time. You shouldn’t notice any pain while working out or being active, but actually, after you’ve done activities. Your foot may feel sore and stiff and feel hard to walk normally on.
With the help of your podiatrist in Avon, CT, you can reduce the irritation that you may experience from your heel pain. Your podiatrist may recommend different forms of treatments and may often recommend more than one to get the best results for pain management.
Some common forms of treatments include:
- Shockwave therapy
- Heel stretches
- Physical therapy
- Compression socks
- Night splints
- Icing your heels
In severe cases, when regular treatments aren’t helping to manage your pain, your podiatrist may recommend surgery. With surgery, you should be able to feel relief from your normal pain and feel that your foot no longer feels tight and stiff constantly. Your podiatrist will probably recommend continuing other forms of treatment after surgery to make sure that your feet can be strengthened and continue to stay strong and healthy.
Contact Your Podiatrist Today!
Don’t let heel pain rule your life! Contact Dr. Richard Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT, to learn how to manage your heel pain and get back to the activities that you once loved! Call today at (860) 677-7733.