How to Deal with Heel Pain
By Dr. Keith Rosenthal
March 16, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

What your podiatrists in Brick and Jackson want you to knowheel pain

If you’ve ever suffered from heel pain, you already know the stabbing, unrelenting pain can keep you from moving around. Every step hurts and you wonder if it will ever go away. The truth is there are many effective remedies to treat heel pain. Your podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center Dr. Keith Rosenthal and Dr. Sina Safar can help. They have two convenient office locations in Brick and Jackson, NJ, to serve you.

The most common issue causing heel pain is plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue which runs across your heel. It is a common condition in runners, and also in people who stand or walk on hard surfaces for a prolonged period of time.

You can try some simple tips and tricks at home to stop heel pain. You should:

  • Stretch your arches and Achilles tendons several times each day for several minutes.
  • Wear heel inserts or wedges and supportive shoes.

If you can’t get relief from home remedies, it’s time to seek out the help of your podiatrists at the Foot and Ankle Center. They offer several effective treatments to get rid of your heel pain for good. Consider:

  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises to increase mobility and decrease pain
  • Custom-made orthotics and footwear to provide support
  • Prescription strength pain relieving and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment

In rare cases, for ongoing heel pain that doesn’t respond to treatment, surgery might be recommended. Surgical treatments are often done endoscopically and involve cutting and releasing part of your plantar fascia tissue.

You don’t have to let heel pain take over your life. You can get relief from heel pain by talking with the experts, your podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center. They have two convenient office locations in Brick and Jackson, NJ, to help with your foot and ankle problems. Feel better by calling today!