Answers to Questions About Getting Foot and Ankle Care
Want fast answers to your top questions about foot and ankle problems? Farmingdale podiatrist Dr. Gasparini gives you the answers you need to get back on your feet again.
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What is causing my morning heel pain?
There are a few reasons you may be experiencing morning heel pain in the front, back, or bottom of the heel. The first is a very common injury called plantar fasciitis. This is when the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes to your heel becomes strained and inflamed. The plantar fascia tends to tighten back up overnight, so when you step down in the morning, it can be quite painful when the tissue stretches again. Pain at the back of your heel could be the result of tendonitis in your Achilles tendon or there may be strain on the muscles and ligaments in your foot from a heel spur. There is a chance that a fracture could be present as well.
With so many possible causes, we encourage you to visit Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. so we can accurately diagnose the reason for your pain and provide you with the right treatment. Contact us today at (516) 804-9038.
How is heel pain treated?
Technicians have to do a diagnostic search to find the root of the problem when your car or an appliance is broken. We do the same with feet. Pain is an indication that there is a problem, and there are several possible causes for your heel pain. The first step to treating it is to identify what is causing your symptoms. Pain in your heel can be caused by spurs, plantar fasciitis, a stone bruise, and an injury to the Achilles tendon, or possibly a fracture to the heel bone itself. Depending on the nature and cause of your pain, your treatment may include rest, anti-inflammatory medications, icing, stretching exercises, shoe modifications, physical therapy, splinting, casting, or custom orthotics. In persistent cases, we may implement Extra Corporeal Shockwave Treatment to alleviate your discomfort.
Don’t live unnecessarily with heel discomfort when we have treatments that can help. Contact Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment—call our office in Massapequa, NY at (516) 804-9038.