If you are dealing with constant foot area pain, you don't have to continue to suffer. Residents of Bordentown, Columbus, and Mount Laurel, NJ, or Philadelphia, PA, should seek heel pain treatment at The Foot & Ankle Group. Our doctors are ready to assist you.
What Causes Chronic Heel Pain?
Chronic heel pain may often result from inflammation on the bottom of your foot. This condition is also known as Plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome. When your connective tissue that stretches from your toes to your arch becomes over-pronounced or overextended, it can cause a lot of pain. Over time, your foot will become flattened and cause more tension on this particular connective tissue, leading to chronic pain.
How Can I Get Treatment For Chronic Heel Pain?
When you visit one of our offices in Bordentown, Columbus, and Mount Laurel, NJ, or Philadelphia, PA, for heel pain treatment, we have a variety of ways to help you deal with your foot pain, depending on the extent of the issue. Our doctors may prescribe physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications. Our staff may also advise you to do specific stretching exercises for your foot at home, or apply ice packs for temporary relief. Special orthopedic devices and shoes can also come in handy when walking or standing for long periods.
If your heel pain is particularly serious, our doctors can use Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT). When we perform ESWT treatment in one of our offices, you will experience a non-invasive non-surgical treatment where you may feel small pulses against your heel. Recovery time after treatment is short, but we suggest refraining from the intense activity for 24 hours afterward. Don't worry, you can walk on the same day, just don't overexert yourself.
Heel pain in Bordentown, Columbus, and Mount Laurel, NJ, or Philadelphia, PA, can be treated by our experienced doctors at The Foot & Ankle Group. To reach us in Mount Laurel, call (856) 234-0195. Philadelphia, residents should call (215) 332-5300. Call (609) 291-0960 to reach us in Bordentown, or (609) 298-7000 to reach us in Columbus.