Treatment For Heel Bone Spurs (Plantar Fasciitis)
Plantar fasciitisis the term commonly used to refer to heel spurs and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue 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.
A board-certified podiatristfrom Foot and Ankle Specialists is experienced in plantar fasciitis treatmentand - 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.
The key symptom of a bone spur in the heel is sharp pain in the heal arch when walking. Tends to 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 condition. Treatment for heel bone spurs is very common.
Over-pronation is the most common cause of bone spur in the heel. 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. 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.
Call Advanced Foot And Ankle Specialists for comprehensive treatment & innovative care from board-certified physicians if you are experiencing pain in your heel when walking or exercising.