There are many ways to treat heel pain.
Modification of activity: Modification of activity that causes painful symptoms is first and foremost in any treatment plan.
Exercising and stretching: Exercising and stretching may also be a useful tool to help reduce heel pain. These exercises help relax the tissue around the heel and may even help reoccurrence of heel pain associated with planar fasciitis.
Anti-inflammatory: Anti-inflammatory medications such an NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen) help reduce pain and inflammation.
Custom Orthotic Devices: In some cases custom molded orthotics and heel lifts can also be used to help support the foot structure and function preventing deforming forces from re-injury and re-aggravating heel conditions leading up to painful symptoms.
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In some cases when conservative treatment fails surgery may be needed to alleviate symptoms associated with heel pain.
If you have heel pain make an appointment with your local specialists here at Atlantic Foot and Ankle where one of our physicians will be happy to evaluate discuss treatment options with you. Please visit any of our five locations, Savannah, Hinesville, Statesboro, Claxton, or Bluffton and speak with our podiatrists to create a treatment plan perfectly suited to you and your needs.