Heel pain is a very common foot condition that usually develops gradually. Unlike a sprained ankle, Helmetta NJ heel pain can occur without any type of injury. Heel pain can be triggered by simply wearing flat shoes or flip flops because flat footwear can stretch the plantar fascia to the point that it becomes inflamed or swollen.
According to the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), heel pain is one of the most prevalent foot problems affecting both men and women of all ages. While heel pain is very common, there are certain cases in which seeing an experienced podiatrist like ours at East Brunswick Foot & Ankle Center may be necessary. You should contact a professional podiatrist if your Helmetta NJ heel pain has lasted longer than a week and/or if your heel pain persists when you’re not standing or walking. Also, you should see a podiatrist if you experience any of the following: severe pain in conjunction with swelling near your heel, a fever along with pain, numbness, tingling of your heel, the inability to walk normally, inability to bend your foot downwards, inability to stand with the back of your feet raised; you can’t rise on your toes. There are a variety of heel pain treatments available. In cases that aren’t severe and home care is sufficient, rest, ice foot supports and changing to properly fitting shoes are common treatments. However, if it’s severe enough to see the doctor, there are a wide range of treatments that could be used depending on the severity of the condition and other factors. Some common treatment options your podiatrist could use include but are not limited to: non- steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, night splints, orthotics, physical therapy and surgery.
If you have heel pain, call our office right now to schedule a Helmetta NJ heel pain evaluation. One of our friendly associates at East Brunswick Foot & Ankle Center will gladly assist you.