By Roche Podiatry Group
June 17, 2019
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Heel Pain  

When it comes to foot pain, most patients complain of discomfort around the heels. The American Podiatric Medical Association confirms this by reporting that over half of foot pain cases are related to heel pain. Luckily, if you have been experiencing this condition, Dr. Daniel Roche at Roche Podiatry Group in Edison and Woodbridge, NJ, can help! Read below to learn more about the possible courses of treatment that can calm heel inflammation and put you back on your feet!

Heel Pain Hurts
Heel pain can start off as a nagging, pinching sensation around the heel before quickly escalating to full-on pain that radiates throughout the foot. In some cases, the problem causing heel pain is so advanced that your feet hurt even when you are not standing up or walking. At this stage, you should seek immediate treatment to avoid a debilitating foot condition.

The Reasons for Heel Pain
If you’re experiencing heel pain, there is a good chance that it is caused by your footwear. Poorly made shoes put undue stress on the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the feet when worn for long periods of time. A condition called plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, and it occurs when the large ligament under the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and sore. Calluses that form on the heels from wearing tight shoes could also be the cause for your discomfort.

How to Resolve Heel Pain
Your heel pain might be resolved with simple, conservative foot care measures. These are some of the treatment options you can explore with your Edison or Woodbridge foot doctor:

- Foot massage therapy and stretching exercises.
- Customized orthotics or comfortable orthopedic shoes.
- Padding for the heels.
- Evaluation of foot biomechanics.
- Continued application of ice and/or heat to calm inflammation and stimulate the healing of tissues.

Schedule a Foot Checkup Today!
If you’re tired of struggling with heel pain every day, have your feet checked by a foot doctor at Roche Podiatry Group today! Call (908) 753-0500 for Edison or (732) 636-8500 for Woodbridge.