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Treatment

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.

Icing: Icing the affected area also my help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation thus reducing pain.

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.

Injection therapy: Injection therapy with a steroid and local anesthesia also has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation associated with various types of heel pain.

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.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: non-invasive, safe, effective in office treatment read more

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.

Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

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Physimed Building
6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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