Posts for tag: Heel Pain

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.

By Advanced Foot Care Center
March 28, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Though it often begins mildly and without much pain, untreated heel pain can develop into a much more painful, frustrating condition. heel painIgnoring your heel pain can bring with it serious foot-related conditions requiring much more complex treatments than they would in their earliest stages. Find out more about heel pain, when to see a doctor, and how your podiatrist Dr. Allan Rosenthal at Advanced Foot Care Center in Ridgefield, CT can help.

What causes heel pain? 
The causes of heel pain can vary greatly depending on many different factors. From the type of foot you inherited from your parents to past injuries, many things can cause your foot to hurt. However, some causes of heel pain are more common than others, including:

  • injury or trauma to the foot
  • bursitis
  • sprain or break
  • tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • underlying conditions like flat feet
  • ill-fitting shoes
  • corns and calluses
  • hammertoe or mallet toe

When should I see a doctor for my heel pain? 
Some foot pain can be treated at home with methods like rest, or special exercises or stretches to help rebuild the muscles. However, if you experience severe pain, swelling, are unable to put weight on the foot or walk, you should seek medical care. Swelling lasting two or more days, pain that does not go away after two or more weeks, or have any burning pain, tingling, or numbness along the bottom of your foot, you should schedule an appointment with your podiatrist as soon as possible.

Heel Pain Treatments in Ridgefield, CT
If you suffer from heel pain, your podiatrist can help you manage your symptoms and even cure the condition causing them. A foot examination gives both your and your foot doctor the chance to assess your symptoms, go over any questions or concerns you have, and develop an effective treatment plan. You may be able to find relief from heel pain with Laser Therapy.

For more information on heel pain and its treatments, please contact Dr. Allan Rosenthal at Advanced Foot Care Center in Ridgefield, CT. Call (203) 431-0048 to schedule your appointment for a foot examination with Dr. Rosenthal today!

By Advanced Foot Care Center
June 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Don’t let heel pain tell you what you can and can’t do with your days.heel pain

Whether you are an avid athlete or someone who just got a Fitbit® to start tracking their daily steps, anyone can face foot problems along the way. If you have started to notice that heel pain has taken over, this can really put a damper on your day’s plans. Our Ridgefield, CT, podiatrist, Dr. Allan Rosenthal, is here to tell you ways to quell that pain and when you should seek proper medical care.

Take a Break

The last thing you need to be doing is running or performing any activities that will only make heel pain worse. Stay away from high-impact activities until your pain has completely gone away. In the meantime, opt for swimming, the stationery bike or other low-impact activities if you want to stick with your workout plan.

Stretch it Out

Our Ridgefield foot doctor is happy to show you some stretching exercises you can do every day to help ease inflamed ligaments and tissues while also strengthening the muscles around the foot to provide better support. The best part is that you can perform these exercises daily from wherever you are.

Wear the Proper Footwear

While your foot heals it’s important that it’s getting the support and cushioning it needs. This means wearing shoes and not going around barefoot. Feet that are already injured will not be able to absorb shock as well. Make sure that the shoes you do wear don’t have heels, won’t bunch up your toes and will provide a lot of stability and support.

If pain hasn’t gone away in two weeks, if pain has gotten worse or if you can’t put weight on the foot then it’s certainly time you called the foot specialists at Advanced Foot Care Center in Ridgefield, CT. Our goal is to get you back on your feet.



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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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