Stop Heel Pain Now At Family Foot & Ankle Centers in Corsicana TX
Get 5-Star-Rated Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Family Foot & Ankle Centers specialize in heel pain, which is one of the most common symptoms when you have a condition such as plantar fasciitis. Though this is the most common condition associated with heel pain, it is possible it could be from something else, too. Our priority is to diagnose and treat your condition quickly and accurately and provide you with heel pain relief in Corsicana, TX. Heel pain isn’t normal, so it is our mission to help you heal and get back on your feet as soon as possible without pain.
Diagnosing Your Condition
The most common conditions that cause severe pain in the heel are numerous and often accompany one another, making a correct diagnosis difficult for all but the most experienced foot doctors. Our award-winning podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers have both the expertise and experience needed to bring you relief.
During your diagnostic foot exam, your foot doctor will take a good look at your foot and ask some questions about the severity of your pain. We will also ask you about how how many hours you walk or stand, what type of shoes you wear, and any medical history that could help us get you better.
Your foot specialist will test your muscles, estimatedpreliminary, the knee area to look for any abnormality in the shoe and skin. Other procedures may involve heel squeezing to detect nerve problems, the presence of a fracture, or a cyst.
Though physical examination is enough to detect heel pain, sometimes the doctor may also suggest imaging tests to be more mindful of your condition.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
Heel spurs. Heel spurs occur at the point where the ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot connect to your heel bone. When this ligament is repeatedly stressed or strained, it causes your body to form a protective bony growth, commonly known as a heel spur.
Plantar fasciitis. This condition also deals with injury or stress to the band of ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot. In this case, your ligaments begin to stretch and tear, causing them to become inflamed. This condition can accompany heel spurs and is highly painful.
Bursitis. A soft tissue growth on your heel is known as bursitis. This growth is often a sac of fluid or a neuroma. This condition is often mistaken for a heel spur.
Excessive pronation. When flat arches and ankles that sag toward each other affect your gait, a lot of strain is put on the ligaments in your foot. This strain can cause them to become painfully inflamed.
Achilles tendonitis. Pain at the back of your heel (rather than the underside) is usually caused by a form of Achilles tendonitis. This condition is caused by inflammation along your tendon and can be excruciatingly painful.
Bone bruise. Your heel bone can become bruised if your heel strikes something hard, such as a rock, a child’s toy, or another object.
Rheumatoid arthritis. Both rheumatoid arthritis and gout can cause pain in your feet, including the big toe and the heel.
How We Treat Heel Pain
Our specialists go above and beyond the standard treatment and use advanced techniques such as ultrasound guidance for steroid injections to improve accuracy and reduce discomfort from the procedure.
However, if your pain remains after advanced conservative techniques, surgery can certainly be considered, especially with a success rate of 90-95%. Alternatively, because we know most people want to avoid surgery, we invested in Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology (EPAT) to bridge the gap between failed conservative care and surgery. EPAT is a form of shockwave therapy that is noninvasive; it stimulates new blood flow to the damaged area that starts the healing cascade with no cutting, no complication, and no downtime.
If surgery is elected, then we’ve got you covered. Most procedures are performed outpatient in under 30 minutes and allow you to walk that day in a protective device. Within two weeks, the majority of our patients are back in sneakers.
Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying life. Our friendly podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are here to help you become pain-free!
Experience Our Award-Winning Care for Heel Pain Relief in Corsicana, TX, Today!
Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 903-872-9910 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We also offer same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Corsicana, TX, our doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Waxahachie, Ennis, TX, and surrounding areas.