Heel pain can come on after an injury, or from repetitive use of your feet without the right support in place. If you have heel pain that radiates to the arch of your foot, it's time to see how a podiatrist can help. At Podiatry Services of CNY, we offer a wide range of services to patients struggling with heel pain and plantar fasciitis, a painful condition that takes time to treat. You can meet with a member of our team for your first assessment.
When you have pain in your heel and arch of your foot, this is usually caused by inflammation in the area. The plantar fascia at the bottom of your foot is connective tissue, and it becomes inflamed if it is stretched too much when walking or running. This is a painful condition, and one that makes it difficult to walk when it is fully inflamed. Treatment for plantar fasciitis can include medication, rest, ice, and elevation in the early stages.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis starts with getting the inflammation under control. Resting your feet, ice, compression and elevation are always recommended first. You may be prescribed splints for your feet to wear at night, that will stretch the fascia while you sleep. If pain is persistent, custom orthotics and physical therapy can help you recover from plantar fasciitis. You might talk to your podiatrist in Syracuse about special shoes to wear, or injectable medication such as cortisone to ease inflammation. If the pain is out of control, your podiatrist may recommend a short period of immobilization.
If you are still experiencing heel pain after conservative treatment, surgical options can help. Our Syracuse, NY podiatrist can explain to you the surgical choices available when conservative treatment doesn't work. When symptoms have been going on for a long time, and they are causing problems in your daily life, it's time to get the care you deserve.
If you are experiencing heel pain or plantar fasciitis, it's time to schedule a consultation with Podiatry Services of CNY. Meet with a member of our team to get the care you deserve. Call our Syracuse, NY office today at (315) 458-1777 to set up your appointment.