Heel Pain & Arch Pain
Professional Diagnosis & Treatment
Foot pain is common. Figuring out what is causing yours can be a challenge. That’s where our podiatrist can help you. We specialize in treating feet, toes, and ankles. Heel and arch pain can have many causes.
Heel and arch pain is common, however there are many potential causes.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spurs
- Stone Bruises
- Heel Bone Fractures
- Fallen Arches
Relief From Heel And Arch Pain!
The vast majority of heel and arch pain sufferers respond to conservative treatments which include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory pills, injections, and custom arch supports (orthotics).
Pain in the heel or arch of the foot is a common condition. Some people find that the heel pain or arch pain comes and goes, while for others, the pain is constant. If you experience this type of pain, it is important to contact Family Foot Center in Queens and be seen by a podiatrist Whitestone for evaluation of your symptoms.
Heel Pain Symptoms
Pain in the heel can be on the bottom of the foot or on the back of the heel. Many people notice that their heel pain is the most intense as soon as they take their first steps of the day. This type of pain is often caused by plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that runs along the arch of the foot and is anchored in the heel. At night, the tissue is stretched. Those first few steps of the day are a sort of shock to the foot. Heel pains that are located on the back of the heel is often related to Achilles tendinitis or an injury to the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon anchors to the back of the heel. If it is swollen, it can trigger pain and weakness all day long. The pain and weakness often gets worse with increased activity. Pain in the heel may occur in one or both feet.
Arch Pain Symptoms
Painful arches are another common foot condition. It often develops in people with high arches. This is because the plantar fascia is stretched beyond its natural limit, causing constant inflammation. This can lead to persistent pain that worsens with activity. On the other hand, people with flat feet can also have pain in the foot’s arch. A flattened arch is less able to absorb the impact from taking steps. This leads to a chronic inflammation of the soft tissues. Wearing ill-fitting or worn-out shoes may cause people to have pain on an intermittent basis. Arch pain often develops in both feet simultaneously, and it can have a gradual or sudden onset.
Why Evaluation of Pain in the Heel or Arch Is Important
Any foot pain that lasts for more than a few days could be a serious concern. Pain that worsens could be related to an injury or progressive problem that would benefit from prompt evaluation. Our podiatrist Whitestone offers comprehensive and compassionate care for anyone with painful heels or arches.
If you suffer from heel or arch pain, don’t hesitate,
call Family Foot Center at 718-767-5555.