Heel Pain in Schaumburg, IL, Elgin, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, Huntley, IL and Chicago, IL
Plantar fasciitisis the term commonly used to refer to heel pain and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone.
Heel Pain Treatment
A board-certified podiatristfrom Foot and Ankle Specialists are experienced in plantar fasciitis treatment and - most importantly - know when it is something more complicated. Our physicians have treated thousands of patients and successfully performed complicated and reconstructive surgeries. An evaluation by one of our doctors can help you determine the best course of action. We work closely with you, listening to your symptoms, to help determine the best course of treatment.
Heel Pain Symptoms
The key symptom of plantar fasciitis or heel spurs is sharp pain in the heal arch. This pain may go after walking, but can get worse over time. To know for certain what the true nature of the issue is, and evaluation is required. Up to 30% of patients have this very common and very treatable condition.
Causes of Heel Pain
Over-pronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation and heel pain. We can help.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures - ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices and physical therapy. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) may be used to cure plantar fasciitis, as well as corticosteroid injection.
For more information on Heel Pain in the Schaumburg, IL area call Advanced Foot And Ankle Specialists at 847-352-0200 today! Or for our Elgin, IL office call us at (847) 469-1994!
For our Crystal Lake or Huntley office call (815) 356-0500
For our Chicago office call (773) 836-9900