Our Podiatrists In Valley Stream, NY Can Help Find Relief From Your Heel Pain
HEEL PAIN - PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Heel pain is a common occurrence. This is because it is usually caused by overuse when walking, running or any foot activity. But the causes of heel pain are not only associated with use. It can also be caused by an underlying foot injury or condition.
Heel pain is often shrugged-off as part of our daily lives. But when pain persists or increases in intensity, then this could be a sign of a serious foot injury. If this is allowed and the underlying cause is not immediately identified, the injury could have a debilitating effect and aggravate the foot condition.
A visit to our office can help identify if your heel pain is caused by an underlying foot condition.
Identifying the foot condition that may be causing the heel pain gives us a better understanding on how to properly manage the condition. It helps us stop heel pain in its tracks or stop the foot injury from developing even further.
Plantar Fasciitis: This condition is considered as the most common cause of heel pain. It occurs when the tight tissue at the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. The heel pain brought about by plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain with the first steps in the morning and during prolonged walks or standing for long periods of time.
Heel Spur. Many people confuse heel spur with plantar fasciitis. However, these two foot conditions are quite different. A heel spur is usually seen on people who have long standing heel pain brought about by plantar fasciitis. Simply put, people with plantar fasciitis may or may not have heel spur. But people who have heel spur, certainly suffer from plantar fasciitis.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: This syndrome involves a large nerve located at the back of your foot. The nerve can be pinched or entrapped, causing heel pain.
Contact us today we specialize in helping people with heel pain.