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Heel Pain Treatment

What is heel pain or plantar fasciitis?

There are many possible causes of heel pain but the most common is plantar fasciitis (often called “bone spurs”). The plantar fascia is a band of tissue on the bottom of your foot. If it becomes thick, tight or irritated it can pull on your heel bone causing a sharp pain. It is usually caused by poor foot mechanics, insufficient support of the arch or over the use of your feet.

Symptoms of heel pain

Plantar fasciitis frequently causes a sharp pain in the heel area when you get up to walk after sitting or resting. The arch or heel may feel tired or sore by the end of your day.

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment by your Cincinnati Podiatrist

  • X-rays and ultrasound will help make a correct diagnosis
  • Orthotics can be made to support your plantar fascia and reduce strain
  • Medications may be used to decrease the inflammation
  • Strapping and supportive medicated wraps offer instant support
  • A night splint can be worn to aid in stretching
  • Stretching exercises will help reduce the tightness of the fascia
  • In most cases, heel pain can be relieved without surgery

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Having Foot or Ankle Problems?

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