Heel pain can create discomfort when walking and during other activities. It is important to see a foot specialist who can uniquely treat heel problems. Patients from Lehighton, Tamaqua, Walnutport, Kresgeville, Kunkletown, Schnecksville, Brodheadsville, Laurys Station, Albrightsville, Effort, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, and Pottsville can make appointment with Pancholi Foot & Ankle for a variety treatment options for addressing the symptoms and the underlying cause of heel pain.
Heel pain is usually the result of repetitive stress and pounding of the heel. The pain itself usually occurs under the heel or just behind it. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, the condition is also known as heel spur syndrome. Some other causes of heel pain include:
The plantar fascia is a band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis causes inflammation which irritates the ligament. When the ligament is irritated it can cause swelling and heel pain. The irritation is typically the result of structural defects within the foot itself or wearing shoes which don’t provide support resulting in a strain on the plantar fascia. Many individuals with the condition have a bony spur present on the heel bone as well which can also call heel pain.
Treatment will usually involve physical therapy and more conservative measures to relieve the pain in the heel. Options will include:
Surgery may be necessary to repair a bony growth if one is present. It is best to consult with a podiatrist on the method of treatment that would suit your specific heel pain.
Another option is percutaneous microtenotomy by, Tenex an ultrasonic treatment option that removes the source of the pain, the damaged tissue, and helps stimulate a healing response.
The world of health insurance can be confusing. While we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid PA, we will work to verify your benefits so that you have a clear picture of what your treatment will end up costing you. We understand the ins and outs of health insurance and want to make sure that there are no surprises! If your insurance provider is one of the following, please call our office to schedule your appointment: Amerihealth, Gateway, Geisinger, and Medicaid This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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