If you’re experiencing heel pain, you’re far from alone. It’s the most common complaint from patients seeking care from foot and ankle surgeons. Your heel bone is the largest one in your foot, and can be the source of pain — sometimes disabling — in the front, back, or bottom of your heel. If symptoms like redness and swelling persists and are causing you to limit your daily activities, it is time to contact a doctor of podiatric medicine.
The podiatrists at the offices of Kirkland Office are specialists focused on treating all parts of the foot, including the heel. Our goal is to provide attentive, personal care to relieve your pain and allow you to walk in comfort again. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to pinpoint the source of your pain, identify the best path toward healing, and provide guidance to keep the problem from happening again.
Heel pain has many possible causes, usually resulting from imbalances in the way we walk that place too much stress on that part of the foot. Sometimes there’s been bruising from walking, running, or jumping, or wearing bad footwear, or being overweight. These factors can lead to heel spurs, which are bony growths on the bone’s underside that can protrude by as much as a half-an-inch. A painful inflammation of the band of connective tissue running beneath the foot called plantar fasciitis is often connected with both heel pain and heel spurs. Other potential culprits: When our feet are not landing correctly and absorbing shock as we walk; or developing tendinitis in the Achilles tendon that runs along the back of the foot.
At the offices of Kirkland Office, we want to get you back on your feet — pain free — and keep you that way. Call us today to arrange a consultation.