Are you one of five adults in the U.S. experiencing chronic pain in your back, hip, knee, and foot? If so, we are here to help. At InStride Crystal Coast Podiatry, we see a variety of patients with different types of foot ailments. One of the most common disabling conditions of the foot is heel pain.
It might strike as a heel spur or as plantar fasciitis, a condition where the thick connective tissue (plantar fascia) running along the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed and tender from overuse. The onset may be triggered by your foot structure and a biomechanical imbalance, a tight Achilles tendon, or by wearing inappropriate shoes for your level of activity. Regardless of the cause, you have probably been advised by family and friends on how to alleviate this pain. Some forms of physical therapy and or massage therapy are the most common initial treatments. If this does not work, perhaps you have tried RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), acupuncture, shoe inserts, arch supports, or custom orthotics. If none of these interventions have worked for you, have you heard of MLS Laser Therapy?
Let’s take a look at five treatment options for your heel pain to see what’s best for you.
Heal Your Heel Pain Today
At InStride Crystal Coast Podiatry, we urge you to make an appointment for your heel pain. We’ve found that in more than 9 out of 10 cases, Dr. Bobrowski can resolve your heel pain issues without surgical intervention. Your foot is an incredibly important structure that needs to be well cared for. There are many options to choose from in this area and Dr. Bobrowski will devise and offer an effective and comprehensive treatment plan for your particular heel pain. Request an appointment at our New Bern office today by calling (252) 638-4700, or connecting with us online.