HEEL PAIN - PLANTAR FASCIITIS - HEEL SPURS
Stop Heel Pain from Interfering with your Daily Life!
Do you find yourself struggling daily with a persistent pain located in your heel? Don’t let this condition run your life any longer! Marshall L. Lukoff, DPMspecializes in serving the greater Boston area. He will accurately diagnose your condition and determine the best possible treatment plan to address your foot and ankle pain.
WHAT CAUSES HEEL PAIN?
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot is called the plantar fascia. If it is strained inflammation occurs in that part of the foot and this condition results.
The main symptoms of plantar fasciitis involve pain and stiffness in that part of the foot, especially right after getting out of bed after a night of sleep. Patients also tend to experience pain and stiffness throughout the day, particularly if their routine involves sitting for long periods of time. If you are experiencing this type of discomfort, contact Dr. Lukoff today. Along with the experienced staff at Foot Care Specialists, PC, he will carefully evaluate the structure of your foot and the irritated area to determine if plantar fasciitis is the culprit.
This condition can affect everyone, but especially those who find themselves on their feet for long periods during the day. Other common risk factors include:
- HIGH ARCHES
- FLAT FEET
- EXCESS WEIGHT
- ILL-FITTING FOOTWEAR
HOW NON-INVASIVE SHOCKWAVE CAN CLEAR HEEL PAIN
Heel pain is very treatable. At Foot Care Specialists, PC, treatment of plantar fasciitis can be completed with three 20-minute sessions of shockwave therapy. The procedure takes place in the office and is non-invasive. This type of treatment involves sending shock waves through the foot in order to jumpstart blood flow. The result is diminished pain and a faster road to recovery.
ORTHOTICS MAKE WALKING COMFORTABLE BY DECREASING ABNORMAL HEEL PAIN PRESSURE
At Foot Care Specialists, PC we use computerized gait analysis to measure the pressures on the feet while patient is walking and design custom made orthotics. Our orthotics are unconditionally guaranteed to fit in your shoes and make walking comfortable.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME TO RELIEVE HEEL PAIN
If you are encountering heel pain, there are certain things you can do at home to help the cause:
- Reduce the amount of activity on your feet – rest is a great tool for diminishing heel pain.
- Try to avoid walking on hard surfaces.
- If you experience swelling, try using ice for relief.
- Use over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, for a temporary pain fix.
- Invest in a new pair of quality shoes that provide the right support for the structure of your foot.
- Stretch your feet and toes regularly, especially after rising in the morning.
Only a doctor can provide you with a definite diagnosis and correct treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with heel pain, don’t hesitate. Contact us today for help. Dr. Marshall L. Lukoff and the rest of the team at Foot Care Specialists, PC, are experts in the field of foot health. They are dedicated to treating your feet and determined to solve your foot pain problem. Don’t let heel pain interrupt your daily routine. Find relief today!