Let Us Help You Heal Your Heel Pain!
This type of foot pain is an extremely common problem and can be debilitating, but it is one from which you need not suffer. Many people experience heel pain first thing in the morning, when walking after periods of inactivity, and when standing for long periods of time. This type of heel pain can result from a condition called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick structure that runs from your heel bone all the way across the bottom of your foot and into your toes. Plantar fasciitis (or what some people refer to as “heel spur syndrome”) occurs when the plantar fascia has been strained. People with plantar fasciitis may or may not have a “heel spur.” (And furthermore, people may have a heel spur but not actually have any heel pain.) Although symptoms from plantar fasciitis can be progressive or severe, there are many treatment options available for this condition, and the overwhelming majority of patients experience a complete resolution of their pain without needing any type of surgery. However, there are other conditions that can cause heel pain, including a stress fracture of the heel bone, so it is important to have your heel pain evaluated. Children may also experience a unique type of heel pain, which is often more problematic during or after certain sports.
Dr. Stephanie Carollo treats patients with heel pain every single day at her offices in Clinton Twp. and in Macomb Twp., MI. Please contact our office at 586-298-1585 if you or a loved one is experiencing heel pain. We are here to help you resume your pain-free, active, healthy life!
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