Due to their location, your feet bear the brunt of your body’s weight and are in a prime location for injuries. Heel pain is common but can come from many causes which come with various treatment options. Find out the best treatment option for your heel pain with our podiatrists at Center for Podiatric Medicine in River North and Schaumburg, IL.
What causes heel pain?
Heel pain can come from numerous sources. Sometimes, the source of your heel pain can be an underlying condition like flat feet. Other times, an injury may contribute to your heel pain. Some of the most common causes of heel pain include:
- plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- heel spurs
- tarsal tunnel syndrome
- stress fracture
Diagnosing heel pain will depend on several factors. Your doctor will gather your medical and family history to investigate into possible causes of your heel pain. A physical examination will help your podiatrist visually inspect your foot to search for abnormalities. Imagining techniques, if necessary, allow your doctor to see inside your foot to its bones and connective tissues.
Treating Heel Pain in River North and Schaumburg, IL
Your foot doctor will work with you to ensure that you have the best treatment options available for your condition. However, these options may vary widely depending on the cause of your foot pain. Most treatments begin conservatively with at-home remedies like the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method or over-the-counter medications and work up to prescription-strength drugs and other, more in-depth treatments and therapies.
For more information on heel pain, please contact the Center for Podiatric Medicine in River North and Schaumburg, IL. To schedule your appointment, please call:
River North, Chicago IL: (312) 923-1100
Schaumburg, IL: (847) 352-1473