Managing Your Heel Pain

If you experience heel pain, you may notice that it’s difficult to feel comfortable participating in activities you enjoy on a daily basis. Visit your podiatrists at The Foot and Ankle Group with offices in Mount Laurel, Columbus, and Bordentown, NJ, and an office in Philadelphia, PA, to understand what causes your heel pain and how to manage it.

How to Manage Your Heel Pain

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia in the foot and is usually caused by flat feet because the foot rolls in and adds pressure and tension to the plantar fascia.

There are some common forms of treatments that your podiatrists in Mount Laurel, Columbus, and Bordentown, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, may recommend to help manage your heel pain on a daily basis. If the pain becomes unmanageable, your podiatrists may want to discuss the idea of getting surgery for plantar fasciitis.  Heel pain will usually occur after waking up from sleep or after sitting for a long period of time. You also probably won’t experience pain during exercise, but will once you’re done with your exercise. Some common forms of treatment may include:

  • Stretching exercises to strengthen the foot
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints
  • Wearing proper-fitting shoes
  • Modifying certain activities
  • Icing your heel as needed
  • Wearing orthotics or shoe inserts
  • Taking pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, as needed

Contact Your Podiatrists Today!

Don’t let heel pain take over your life. Contact your podiatrists at The Foot and Ankle Group today! Call (856) 234-0195 for the office in Mount Laurel, NJ, (215) 332-5300 for the office in Philadelphia, PA, (609) 291-0960 for the office in Bordentown, NJ, and (609) 298-7000 for the office in Columbus, NJ, today!