Heel pain is one of the most common reasons that patients come in to see our podiatrist at our practice, Henry Slomowitz DPM. Our expert foot doctor, Dr. Henry Slomowitz, offers complete heel pain treatment in Passaic.
When a patient comes to our podiatry practice for heel pain treatment in Passaic, our podiatrist will first thoroughly diagnose the cause of the heel pain. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of situations, and treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the heel pain. One of the most common complaints associated with heel pain is that patients have pain when they first get up in the morning. This heel pain often gets worse toward the end of the day. Sometimes these patients will have a heel spur, which can easily be seen on an x-ray. However, many people experience heel pain without having a heel spur. If an x-ray does not reveal a heel spur, our doctor will generally order a sonogram of the heel to see if there is an inflamed ligament that attaches to the heel. This is a common cause of heel pain; the ligament is called the plantar fascia. When this ligament is inflamed, the diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, which is an extremely common diagnosis found in patients with heel pain. The plantar fascia goes from the base of the toes to the area where it attaches to the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis can also cause tightness in the back of the leg, as well as walking gait problems. This type of problem is generally treated with non-surgical methods which can include: anti-inflammatory medication; icepacks; stretching exercises; injection therapy; prescribed orthotic devices; and physical therapy. Electro Shock Wave Therapy can be provided at our office, as well. This is a painless procedure that often works well when other treatments have failed.
For an appointment to see our podiatrist for heel pain treatment in Passaic, contact us today.