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By McLean County Foot and Ankle
March 27, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: heel pain   Flat Feet   Diabetes   High Heels  

How your foot doctor in Bloomington, IL, can help your feet feel better

Heel pain can be excruciating and debilitating, but fortunately there is help from your podiatrist. Dr. Gerald Paul at McLean County Foot & Ankle in Bloomington, IL, offers a full range of services for your feet including treatments for heel pain to help get you on your feet again.

Heel Pain From HeelsHeel pain can strike suddenly, causing acute, stabbing pain. It can also be a chronic condition, resulting in increasing pain from aching arches. You are at increased risk of heel pain if you have flat feet, carry excess weight, are diabetic, run or jog regularly, or wear shoes without sufficient support.

You can also get heel pain from stepping on sharp objects, causing a heel bruise. Heel spurs are another common cause of heel pain and are caused by excess calcium deposits on your heel. You may get relief from these causes of heel pain by trying a few simple home remedies like these:

  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Placing ice on your heel several times each day
  • Elevating your feet to take the weight off of them
  • Changing to more appropriate, more supportive shoes

One of the most common causes of severe, chronic heel pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis, caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue running across your heel. It’s a frequent problem for runners and joggers, or people who walk or stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time.

At McLean County Foot & Ankle, Dr. Paul may recommend these treatments to help you get relief from plantar fasciitis:

  • Custom-fit orthotics
  • Physical therapy and stretching
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT)
  • Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication

Don’t let heel pain take over your life when relief is just a phone call away. If you suffer from heel pain, call Dr. Gerald Paul at McLean County Foot & Ankle in Bloomington, IL. Call now and help your feet feel better!



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