Heel Pain

Heel pain is usually caused by acute or chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-like structure located on the bottom of the foot. 

Causes of Heel Pain

Inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis) can be caused by 

  • Heel spur 
  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Other local and systemic diseases.

Treatment 

Heel pain can frequently be treated by such conservative methods as 

  • Orthotic foot supports
  • Cortisone injections
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medications
  • Weight loss, if indicated. 

A new conservative treatment called EPAT (shock wave therapy) may also alleviate the pain without surgery. 

Surgery 

When conservative treatment fails, surgical intervention may be necessary. 

In-Office Surgery

Surgery can be performed right in the office.

In most cases, the surgical treatment can be performed minimal invasive in the modern facilities of Laser Foot Surgery Centers.

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