Heel Pain Treatment
Milwaukee’s Best Foot Doctors Help Relieve Chronic Heel Pain
Expert surgical podiatrists at Advanced Foot & Ankle of Wisconsin know exactly what you must do to get rid of heel pain.
If you wake up in the morning with a stabbing pain in your heel or experience increased heel pain throughout the day, you may have plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.
Getting complacent and ignoring obvious signs of a physical problem will only make matters worse. Compensating for heel pain can lead to problems with your toes or increase the likelihood of injuring your ankle.
Learn to identify the source of your heel pain and what you need to do to relieve it.
No matter the ailment, the experienced professionals at Advanced Foot and Ankle help you take the steps necessary to get rid of heel pain for good.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
Advanced Foot & Ankle of Wisconsin surgical podiatrists have many years of experience identifying and diagnosing typical sources of heel pain, including:
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Stress fractures
- Heel bursitis
- Severs disease
- Chronic inflammation
- Achilles Tendonosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Morton's Neuroma
Plantar Fasciitis: The Most Common Reason for Heel Pain
Get All the Info You Need Regarding Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch and heel pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthotics to help alleviate the pain.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Find out more about Plantar Fasciitis
If it’s Not Plantar Fasciitis, It’s Probably A Heel Spur
Learn Everything You Need to Know about Heel Spurs
A heel spur is bony protrusion from the heel—a calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone. Heel spurs sometimes go unnoticed because there’s no pain, but they can potentially cause significant pain if they grow too large.
Heel spurs are brought on by intense strain on foot ligaments and muscles, repetitious tearing of the membrane covering the heel bone and stretching of the plantar fascia. Athletes are particularly vulnerable to heel spurs, as excessive running and jumping can often result in heel spurs. Find out more about heel spurs
Chronic Pain in the Toe or Ball of the Foot Indicates Morton's Neuroma
Here's What You Must Know About Morton's Neuroma
Morton's Neuroma is the inflammation of the nerve between the bones of the foot near the big toe. Because of how the nerves are hooked up with the rest of the foot, the pain is traced back to the heel. The whole area can be plagued with sharp pain and even numbness, if serious enough.
Neuroma is often caused by too much compression of the toes. Relieving the pain is sometimes as easy as massaging the area and wearing a better pair of shoes, but surgical options aren't out of the question. Find out more about Morton's Neuroma