What your podiatrist in Avon, CT, wants you to know about heel pain treatment options
Do you have heel pain? If you suffer from stabbing, aching pain in your heel, you are not alone. The good news is, there are several effective treatment options for heel pain and Dr. Richard J. Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT, wants to share them with you.
There are a few things which could be causing your heel pain. A heel bruise can be caused by stepping on sharp, hard objects. A heel spur can be caused by excess calcium deposits on your heel. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis results from inflammation of the large, thick band of tissue running across your heel, known as the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is a common problem among runners, but you don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from plantar fasciitis. It can also be caused by standing or walking on hard surfaces for extended amounts of time.
Other factors which can increase your risk of plantar fasciitis include:
- Excess weight
- Flat feet
- Rolling your foot (overpronation) when you walk
There are a few simple tricks to try at home that may give you relief. You can try:
- Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications
- Stretching your arches several times each day
- Changing to more supportive shoes
For stubborn, severe heel pain it’s best to seek out the services of your podiatrist. Dr. Grayson may suggest:
- Physical therapy to keep you mobile
- Custom orthotics and footwear to support your feet
- Prescription-strength medications to relieve pain and swelling
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT)
You deserve to enjoy life and not be sidelined by heel pain. If you are suffering the debilitating effects of heel pain or other foot problems, see an expert! Just pick up the phone and call your podiatrist, Dr. Richard J. Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT. Get some relief from your heel pain by calling today!