Heel Pain

Apple Podiatry Group

Podiatrists located in Arlington, TX & Irving, TX

Did you know that walking a mile puts as much as 60 tons of stress on each of your feet? Since this pressure can certainly lead to chronic heel pain, schedule an exam with Jarna Rathod-Bhatt, DPM, and Rahul Bhatt, DPM, of Apple Podiatry Group to get started on heel-pain treatment right away. Book your heel-pain evaluation at the practice’s Arlington or Irving, Texas, clinic locations, either online or over the phone.

Heel Pain Q & A

What causes heel pain?

Heel pain is a debilitating issue that can affect your job, exercise routine, and daily activities. Needless to say, heel pain isn’t anything you should ignore. Your heels may be sore and aching because of:

  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Heel spurs
  • Deep bruise
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Since it’s nearly impossible to stay off your feet all day to give them adequate time to heal, you can worsen your heel pain-causing condition with each step you take. Before your heel pain progresses any further, schedule a comprehensive foot and ankle exam.

When should I see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Since heel pain is linked to so many different issues, ranging from chronic conditions to injuries, it’s important to see a podiatrist at Apple Podiatry Group as soon as heel pain begins. The expert team encourages you to come in if any of the following symptoms sound familiar:

  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Aching
  • Arch pain
  • Tenderness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your foot

You should also book a heel-pain evaluation at Apple Podiatry Group if you experience sudden sharp pains that radiate down your foot or up your leg. The podiatrists use in-office X-ray or ultrasound imaging to get to the root of your heel pain on the spot.

Which heel pain treatment do I need?

It’s common for heel pain treatments to include several different types of therapies that, when combined, relieve pain, promote healing, and reduce inflammation. Your podiatrist at Apple Podiatry Group may recommend:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Specialized stretching exercises
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints

You may also need surgery to treat the underlying cause of your heel pain. For instance, if you have a tendon tear, tight plantar fascia, or heel spur, your podiatrist at Apple Podiatry Group uses minimally invasive techniques to make essential repairs so you can get relief from chronic heel pain.

You can get the heel-pain relief you need with help from the expert practitioners at Apple Podiatry Group. Book your heel-pain exam online or call either office directly.