Posts for: January, 2019

By Advanced Foot Care Center
January 02, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Find out how your Ridgefield, CT, podiatrist can help you with your heel pain

Dr. Allan Rosenthal, your podiatrist at Advanced Foot Care Center in Ridgefield, CT, has years of experience and knowledge of how to Heel Painexamine feet, prescribe the proper course of treatment, and resolve any issue and problem, including heel pain.

Causes of Heel Pain

Many people start to feel pain when the plantar fascia (a connective tissue that extends from the heel bone, across the arch, and to the toes) becomes irritated or inflamed. This occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively while walking. The incessant rolling makes the foot flatten, an occurrence that lengthens the arch and adds tension on the connective tissue, causing inflammation and producing pain.

Other heel pain causes include:

  • Heel spurs, a growth on the bone that may be painless in many cases but may also result in chronic pain
  • Arthritis, which is the swelling of cartilage and lining in joints
  • Gout, which is the buildup of uric acid salts in the joints

There are other disorders and issues as well including, collagen disorders, nerve injuries, heel bone abnormalities, and tumors.

Caring For My Heel Pain

Here are a few noninvasive options to consider.

  • Wear comfortable shoes made of soft rubber
  • Wear orthotic devices
  • Go to physical therapy
  • Stretch out your feet daily
  • Avoid rigorous sports and exercises
  • Take medications according to your podiatrist's orders in addition to medicine such as ibuprofen that can help reduce inflammation
  • Relax your feet and don't overexert yourself

If all else fails, there's the option of getting a surgical treatment that'll eliminate heel pain and remove connective tissue and heel spurs.

Consultation With A Podiatrist

For more information regarding your heel pain, contact Dr. Rosenthal's Ridgefield, CT, office at (203) 431-0048 to schedule an appointment.




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Advanced Foot Care Center

Ridgefield, CT Podiatrist
Advanced Foot Care Center
30 Prospect St Ste 400
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 431-0048
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