When To See a Podiatrist for Heel Pain

How your podiatrist in Redmond, WA, can help with heel pain

If you suffer from heel pain, you may be tempted to just ignore it and go on with your life. The only problem is, the heel pain can worsen and before you know it, you can’t walk or stand without pain. The good news is your podiatrist can help you get relief from heel pain. Dr. Anthony Lo and Dr. Rodney Yen of Podiatry Associates Northwest, serving Bellevue, Issaquah, Seattle, and Redmond, WA, provide a wide range of foot and ankle services, including treatment of heel pain.

You should see your podiatrist for heel pain if:

  • Your heel pain isn’t going away
  • Your heel pain is getting worse
  • You have problems walking due to heel pain
  • Your daily activities are impacted due to heel pain
  • You are unable to perform your duties at work due to heel pain

Heel pain can be caused by:

  • Stepping or walking on sharp, hard objects, can cause a heel bruise
  • Developing excess calcium deposits, which can cause a heel spur
  • Inflammation of your heel tissue, which can cause plantar fasciitis

Engaging in high-impact sports like running, jogging, basketball, soccer, or tennis can cause stress on your heels, resulting in heel pain. For mild heel pain, you can try a few simple home remedies, including:

  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication
  • Stretching your arches and Achille’s tendon several times each day
  • Placing heel inserts or wedges inside your shoes

For moderate to severe heel pain, you need to see your podiatrist. Common remedies for heel pain include:

  • Custom-fit orthotics and footwear
  • Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment
  • Corticosteroid injections

You don’t have to suffer from heel pain when help and relief are just a phone call away. To learn more about the causes and treatment of heel pain, call Dr. Anthony Lo and Dr. Rodney Yen of Podiatry Associates Northwest in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Redmond, WA, today. Call (206) 420-3119 today.

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