Don’t let heel pain dictate your life. Stop it in its tracks and get back to what matters.
Heel pain can really put a damper on your life. Not only can it make getting out of bed a grueling and unpleasantly painful task but it can also rear its head at the worst of times like when you’re trying to work out or run errands. If your heel pain has affected your daily life then our Ashburn, Fairfax, McLean and Reston, VA podiatrists have some helpful solutions for you to try.
First and foremost, our Ashburn, Fairfax, McLean, and Reston VA foot doctors will want to determine the cause of your heel pain. The two most common causes are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. There are a variety of other foot ailments that can lead to heel pain. Of course, once we are able to pinpoint the cause then we can create an effective treatment plan.
Most of the time patients will receive a list of conservative treatment methods that they can perform from the comfort of their own home to eliminate their heel pain over time. Common treatment methods include:
- Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatories
- Wearing a splint or brace to support the arch of the foot and reduce pain
- Staying off the foot whenever possible to promote faster healing
- Avoiding high-impact exercises that could exacerbate your symptoms
- Performing daily stretching and strengthening exercises to improve muscles in the feet and to take pressure of certain aggravated tendons or ligaments
While the above treatments are often all that’s needed to tackle your heel pain, there are some people that have such severe cases that these options just aren’t enough to ease their symptoms for good. When this happens then it’s a good idea to talk to us about more aggressive options such as corticosteroid injections or shockwave therapy, which can both be great ways to combat severe or chronic forms of heel pain.
If you are dealing with heel pain in Ashburn, Fairfax, McLean and Reston, VA, isn’t it time you did something about it? Call the foot experts that are always here to help at Family Foot and Ankle Center.
Fairfax, VA - (703) 273-9818
Reston, VA - (703) 723-2719
McLean, VA - (703) 556-8637
Ashburn, VA - (703) 723-9267