Today, your heel pain can effectively be treated through a quick minimally-invasive called endoscopic surgery.
Your heel is the primary exit point for the vertical forces travelling through your body. Each time you walk, run and jump, the heel is absorbing the shock of the body weight above and the ground force below. Thus it is no surprise so many people suffer from chronic heel pain. The most common cause of heel pain is a plantar fasciitis with or without the presence of a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is caused by the pulling of a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your forefoot. As you absorb shocks the arch of your foot tends to flatten with each step causing this band of tissue to stretch. As it is stretched, this band of tissue known as the plantar fascia, tugs on the heel bone (calcaneous) causing a heel spur to form. Conservative treatment is successful in relieving symptoms in most patients but some go on to needing surgery. Surgical treatment for heel spurs and plantar fasciitis yields great results and total relief of pain shortly after surgery is attained in most cases. All symptoms, potential procedural/surgical options should always be discussed with your podiatrist after a thorough consultation and examination for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
The intense pain you feel may start to affect your work, fitness and social life. Your New York City podiatrist will determine the cause of the pain whether it be the heel spur or the tight band of tissue. Clinical examination and x-ray imaging is typically used to form this diagnosis. If conservative management has been unsuccessful, we will then discuss your surgical options.
In the past, a much more invasive procedure was needed to remove the spur. Now we have several minimal incision surgical options known as percutanous heel spur surgery.
Heel spurs are especially tender when you walk or even when you just stand for a prolonged amount of time and in the morning after rest. The best rated NYC podiatrists initially treat your heel spur with simple non-invasive treatments such as:
Stretching exercises Cortisone injections Shoe Modifications Athletic taping of foot and heel for added support Orthotics Physical therapy
If your heel pain hasn’t responded to non-invasive treatments, your New York podiatric doctor may recommend surgery.
Schedule an appointment with a leading podiatrist NYC to learn about solutions for your heel pain.
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