Heel Pain Treatment Options

Heel Pain Treatment Options
Heel pain is an overuse injury.  If you experience heel discomfort after long periods of rest or when you wake up in the morning, then your podiatrist may diagnose you with plantar fasciitis. Continue reading for tips on managing this condition.

Rest Your Foot

Heel pain develops when the long, strong, ligament on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed at its attachment to your heel bone due to overuse. For this reason, podiatrists advise patients to rest their foot to avoid aggravating their symptoms and allow the inflammation to subside. Keep weight off your foot as much as possible and see your podiatrist at the earliest chance.  The longer you wait the longer it may take for your podiatrist to heal you.

Ice Your Foot

Applying cold to the area is an excellent way to reduce inflammation in the painful heel. Reduce your pain symptoms and the inflammation applying an ice pack, ice bath, or ice massage for 15-20 minutes every hour.

Take Pain Relievers

Your foot doctor may advise you to take over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) to help you manage your pain and reduce inflammation in your painful heel.

Stretch Your Foot

Your foot doctor may advise you to take over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) to help you manage your pain and reduce inflammation in your painful heel.

Wear Custom Orthotics

When the arch of your foot gets proper support, the weight of your body is then properly balanced through your feet which reduces the excessive stretching of the over-stretched ligament in the bottom of your foot.  Custom-made arch supports (“orthotics”) made from molds taken of your foot may provide you with long-term relief from heel pain symptoms.

Are you looking for treatment for heel pain near Whitestone? If so, then please contact Family Foot Center today by calling (718) 767-5555.

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Is A Custom Orthotics Treatment Right For You?

Orthotics Treatment
Orthotics are custom-made arch supports that are an effective treatment for many different types of foot pain and conditions.

An Orthotics treatment can provide additional support and stability for individuals with imbalances in their feet and legs. While over-the-counter orthotic devices are available, severe leg or foot pain are usually best corrected with prescription orthotic supports. Consult with your podiatrist and keep reading to find out if you should consider getting orthotics.

You Experience Foot or Leg Pain after Exercise: Muscular soreness after an intense workout or athletic competition is not out of the ordinary. Pain in your joints, knees, or lower back may indicate that something is wrong. Functional orthotics are rigid, supportive devices which provide shock absorption and prevent excess pronation or “flat feet” as is commonly known. In addition to reducing joint pain, orthotics can also help prevent sprains and strains of muscles and joints.

You Have Difficulty Wearing Shoes Comfortably: If your feet are irregularly shaped, it can not only make finding a comfortable pair of shoes more difficult, but it can also lead to painful problems with your feet and legs. Orthotics can be used to create a better-fitting shoe for your feet, and ultimately reduce pain and stress associated with an imbalanced gait or improperly aligned foot.

You Are Bothered by Constant Calluses or Foot Ulcers: Orthotics are perfect for alleviating pains associated with foot ulcers, calluses, or bunions. These orthotics are make everyday activities like walking more comfortable, even with troublesome foot sores.

You Find it Difficult to Walk, Run, or Stand Up without Foot Pain: If you experience chronic foot or leg pain associated with everyday activities, it is likely an indication that you suffer from some sort of structural or biomechanical problem. Orthotics can compensate for imbalanced movement and i