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.