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By Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care, LLC
May 18, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Heel pain is often caused by inflammation on the bottom of the foot. This inflammation, known as plantar fasciitis, is on the connective heel paintissue known as the plantar fascia. This connective tissue stretches from the base of the toes down to the arch of the foot and into the heel. Your podiatrists in Irwin and Greensburg, PA, from Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Cherrie Cindric and Dr. Todd Cindric, can help you resolve your heel pain.

Causes of Heel Pain

This occurs when the foot rolls inward all the time when you are running or walking. Over time, this may cause inflammation and pain later on. Some risk factors leading to heel pain, including intense activity, genetics, age, obesity and certain jobs where people are on their feet for an extended period of time. Our podiatrist in Irwin and Greensburg can offer a comprehensive consultation that provides treatment options for your particular heel pain. The most successful treatment plan for heel pain is one that is customized for each patient.

Rest is the best treatment option for heel pain as it allows the inflammation to go down in the foot. Other conservative ways to treat heel pain include stretching, icing and anti-inflammatory medications. In more severe cases, custom orthotics and physical therapy may be needed. For extreme cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment may be used to treat heel pain too. Shock wave therapy is used in order to reduce inflammation and therefore pain in the heel.

Our podiatrists in Irwin or Greensburg, PA, can offer a thorough consultation for each particular patient that seeks to provide pain relief for heel pain. For more information on our successful heel pain treatment options, call our podiatry office today to schedule an appointment. Our Irwin phone is: 724-863-0996, and our Greensburg phone is: 724-832-1000.