Heel Pain Specialist

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates

Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

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.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why do I have heel pain?

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.

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pump bumps
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Flatfeet
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

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.

Do I need to see a podiatrist for heel pain?

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.

  • Difficulty bearing weight on your foot
  • Pain that worsens with activities
  • Heel swelling or inflammation
  • Redness or tenderness in your heel

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.

What is the treatment for heel pain?

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:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Specialized footwear
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Padding

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.