By Joseph Stuto, DPM
May 08, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

How your podiatrists in Brooklyn, NY can help with heel pain

Heel pain can get you down and it can keep you down. Heel pain can dramatically affect your life. The good news is, your podiatrist can help you get relief from heel pain. Drs. Joseph C. and Joseph A. Stuto at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry can help you and your feet. They have two convenient office locations in Brooklyn, NY to help your feet feel better.

You may suffer heel pain because of:

  • A heel bruise, from stepping on sharp objects
  • A heel spur, from excess calcium deposits on your heel

Plantar fasciitis is the most frequent reason for heel pain. It’s a condition common to runners and people who experience significant foot stress. It is most commonly caused by overpronating or rolling your feet when you walk, and it can also be caused by standing or walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time.

Plantar fasciitis results from inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across your heel. This band of tissue is known as the plantar fascia. When it becomes inflamed, it can cause severe pain in your heel and along the side of your foot. Plantar fascia pain may increase when you first stand up in the morning and put weight on your feet.

When you experience heel pain, you may get relief with a few simple remedies like these:

  • Placing ice on your heel several times each day
  • Doing arch stretches several times each day
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication

For moderate to severe heel pain, you should seek out the help of your podiatrist. At Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry, your podiatrist may recommend:

  • Custom made orthotics or heel inserts
  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT)

You don’t have to suffer from heel pain. You can experience relief and get back to enjoying your life. To find out more about heel pain treatment and other foot care services, call Drs. Joseph C. and Joseph A. Stuto of Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY at (718) 624-7537. Call today!

The office of Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry is adhering to all rules and regulations mandated by government authorities pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.

For telemedicine video consultations please schedule by telephone (office phone:718-624-7537), live chat, or book on-line via our scheduling system.

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