Heel pain often begins as occasional soreness under or behind your heel bone, but as the underlying condition progresses, your pain often worsens. The specially trained podiatry team at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates offer effective heel pain treatment plans in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York. Click on the online scheduler to book your heel pain evaluation or call either office location directly.
Your heel bone is the largest bone in your foot. It’s responsible for absorbing shock with every step, supporting both your foot and ankle structure, and even housing some of the most prominent tendons and ligaments in your lower extremities. You can develop heel pain for any of the following reasons.
Heel pain can come on suddenly if you have an injury, including a sports injury. Or heel pain can be something that gradually worsens and progresses. In either case, because heel pain is something you feel with every single step you take, it’s best to have it evaluated as soon as possible.
Absolutely. Even if your heel pain seems minor or sporadic, it’s important to get to the root of your discomfort and get started on treatment. Otherwise, you risk seriously injuring or damaging bones and connective tissues. Schedule a heel pain evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates if you experience any of the following issues.
Your dedicated podiatrist at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates examines your feet, talks with you about your symptoms, and if needed, requests an in-office digital X-ray or ultrasound. The team can often diagnose you on the spot and get you started on treatment quickly.
Your heel pain treatment plan from Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates begins with helping you get fast and effective relief. But heel pain treatments are also combined with several different remedies to promote healing and minimize ongoing inflammation. Treating heel pain can involve:
If you have a deformity, like a pump bump (Haglund’s deformity) or heel spur, chronic inflammation from plantar fasciitis or even a severe injury, the foot and ankle surgeons at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates may recommend surgery to make any essential repairs. Usually, though, surgery is the last resort for resolving heel pain if conservative measures aren’t effective.
Schedule your heel pain evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates today. You can conveniently schedule online or over the phone with either location.