Heel Pain Specialist

Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers

Podiatrists located in Chandler, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Phoenix, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ

Your feet shouldn’t cause you pain, even if it’s just occasional morning heel pain that’s due to a minor case of plantar fasciitis. Because the underlying cause of your heel pain can continue to progress and start reducing your quality of life, schedule an evaluation at Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers, located in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Phoenix, Arizona. The dedicated team of podiatrists can get to the root of your heel pain and provide an effective treatment plan to help you get relief. Book your heel pain evaluation directly through the website or call your most convenient office.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why do I have heel pain?

Your heel bone is the largest of more than two dozen bones in each of your feet and ankles. While any pain or discomfort you feel in your heel can certainly be directly related to the bone itself — as with a stress fracture — it’s also possible to experience heel pain because of problems with surrounding bones, joints, and connective tissues. Your heel pain may be a sign of:

  • Arthritis 
  • Bursitis 
  • Heel spurs 
  • Ankle sprain 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis

Since every step you take can worsen the cause of your heel pain, it’s important to have a comprehensive evaluation and find out why you’re experiencing discomfort. 

Do I need to see a doctor for heel pain?

Yes! After all, your feet support you throughout all of your daily activities and you don’t want to be slowed down by heel pain. The compassionate podiatrists at Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers encourage you to schedule a heel pain evaluation if you’re experiencing:

  • Discomfort that interrupts sleep, work, or exercise
  • Pain that’s worse after inactivity (like sleeping)
  • Throbbing, stabbing, or burning sensations 
  • Swollen or inflamed arches
  • Redness or bruising 

At Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers, you can get any necessary X-ray or ultrasound imaging performed right in the office. This allows you to get diagnosed faster and start pain-relieving treatments right away. 

What is the treatment for heel pain?

Your heel pain treatment from Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. You may benefit from:

  • Weight loss
  • Night splints
  • Regular icing 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Custom orthotics 
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If you need foot surgery, such as a procedure to remove a heel spur or to release your tight plantar fascia, the highly skilled team at Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers uses minimally invasive measures to make any essential bone or soft tissue repairs. No matter which heel pain treatment is best for your condition, you can expect fast and effective relief. 

Click on the online booking feature to schedule your heel pain evaluation at Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers today. You can also call your nearest clinic location. 

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