Posts for: January, 2016
A little general foot and heel pain every now and then is common and perfectly normal. An intense workout, or a long day spent running around shopping or taking care of every day activities in uncomfortable shoes can take a toll on even the sturdiest of feet now and then. But when heel pain persists even after the uncomfortable shoes come off and the feet have had a chance to rest for a reasonable amount of time, it can often be a sign of a problem.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
There are a number of conditions that can lead to or exacerbate heel pain, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendinitis
- Ruptured achilles tendon
- Fractures/stress fractures
- General wear and tear
- Pinched nerve
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Treatment for Heel Pain in Indianapolis
Treating heel and foot pain varies from patient to patient, depending on the cause of the pain. Conservative treatment options include rest, ice, medication (aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce swelling and inflammation and manage pain), and over the counter heel cups and wedges.
When to See a Podiatrist
Pain that does not subside over time or respond to conservative treatment should be brought to the attention of a podiatrist. Additionally, consult with a foot doctor if you experience excessive heel pain after an accident or injury, swelling, numbness, or tingling, problems bending, moving, or walking on the foot as normal, or any symptoms accompanied by a fever.
Contact a Podiatrist in Indianapolis
Don't let heel and foot pain slow you down. To learn more about how to prevent and find relief from heel pain, contact Dr. Jeffrey Agricola at Prestige Podiatry in Indianapolis to schedule an appointment today!
Prestige Podiatry and Dr. Jeff Agricola start off 2016 with again receiving the highest consistent ranking of "A" on Angie's List as one of the top/best/highest rated podiatrists, foot doctor, surgeon in the greater Indianapolis area of Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood, Fishers, Zionsville, Westfield, and Center Grove, Indiana/IN. Prestige Podiatry treats all conditions of the foot and ankle including child and adult heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, flat feet, nerve or neuroma pain, bunions, and hammertoes. Dr. Jeff Agricola, a board certified foot and ankle surgeon, has performed thousands of foot and ankle surgeries over the course of 15 years and continues to keep up to date with the most recent and minimal incision surgical techniques. Much of our specialty also is with athletes and sports related pain and injuries as many of the top amateur and professional athletes from the midwest come to our offices for treatment that allows a quick return to athletics. Prestige Podiatry also is utilizing a highly successful laser to treat toenail fungus that provides the least risk and highest success rate of all toenail fungus treatments. Call Prestige Podiatry today for same day appointments.