Posts for: May, 2016
What you need to know about heel pain treatment from your Hackensack podiatrists
If you have heel pain, you already know how it can affect your life. The sharp, stabbing pain can keep you off of your feet and impact your ability to get things done. Now, there is hope for heel pain from your doctors at Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute in Hackensack, New Jersey. They want you to know what to do for resistant heel pain that you can’t just walk off.
You can get heel pain from a number of causes, especially if you’re an athlete or a runner. But you can be going about your everyday activities and end up with heel pain from:
- Plantar fasciitis; inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue across your heel
- Inflammation; where the Achilles tendon attaches to your heel
- Heel spurs; hard calcium deposits on your heel
- Stone bruises; deep bruises caused by stepping on sharp stones
Your doctors at Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute want you to try these easy tips for dealing with heel pain:
- Taking over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen or Tylenol
- Icing your heel for 15 minutes 3 times a day
- Stretching your arches and Achilles tendon several times a day
- Wearing more supportive shoes and using heel inserts
For stubborn heel pain, you need to see your doctors at Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute. They have several effective treatments to heal your heel pain. They may recommend custom orthotics and physical therapy to help you be more comfortable.
One of the most effective treatments your doctors at Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute use is Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy, called RSWT. The therapy works to increase circulation and tissue regeneration and help your body to release biochemicals. These biochemicals help your body’s natural healing process to build new cells and blood vessels.
Most heel pain can be relieved by non-invasive methods, but in some cases of severe heel pain, it can only be relieved by a surgery called an osteotomy. Your doctors at Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute do the surgery to relieve pressure from heel calluses.
For more information on RSWT and heel surgeries please see the services page at http://www.anklefootdoc.com/heel-pain-shockwave-therapy.html
Don’t try to walk off your heel pain; you might make it worse. Get some relief today by calling your doctors at Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute with offices in Hackensack, and Montvale, New Jersey. Take care of your feet by calling today!