How do I Heal my Heel Pain?
At Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center we specialize in healing solutions for your foot troubles. Since your heels are the first part of your foot to hit the ground they need to be in good shape. Heel pain is usually associated with a strained plantar fascia, which is a connective tissue that runs underneath the foot and meets the heel bone. The condition is more commonly known as heel spurs and can be treated with any of these possible healing solutions:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Ice packs on the heel
- Physical therapy
- Stretching exercises
- Orthotic devices
- ESWT ~ extracorporeal shock wave treatment
Symptoms can reoccur so you will want to be proactive as early as possible and seek more treatment or perhaps a visit to Dr. Andrew H. Cohen may heal it once and for all. It is important to make a correct diagnosis so that the treatment is appropriate.
Here are some signs:
- Pain located in the back of the heel or under the heel
- If the pain level is high first thing in the morning with your first few steps
- Trouble putting pressure on your heel
- Certain circumstances that bring on the pain, like walking on tile or hard wood floors
- Tenderness and inflammation along the heel
You are at risk if:
- You participate in continuous sport activity that puts pressure on your feet, like tennis, volleyball aerobics or climbing exercises.
- You are pregnant and have continuous heel pain
- Suffer from Diabetes in which case you should see a doctor about any foot or ankle pain
- Are overweight or have gained weight rapidly
- Have a job where you are on your feet often like, nurses, waitresses, factory or construction workers
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or know that you have heel pain and want to be rid of it, call us at 989-790-8009 and visit our office in Saginaw or Essexville Michigan. Dr. Cohen is board certified and a member of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association in addition to being an original faculty member at the National Wound Healing Center since 2001. Your feet are in good hands with us!