You Don’t Have To Suffer from Heel Pain

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Sometimes it can feel easier to ignore pain than to do something about it, but this choice is a mistake. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Foot pain is a message, but what is your body trying to tell you?

Your feet are among nature’s most complex structures. Each foot is made of 26 bones that come together in 33 joints, supported by numerous muscles, bones, nerves, and other soft tissues. The largest of the bones in your foot is the calcaneus, the heel bone. With so many anatomical components, it’s no surprise that it’s easy for something to go wrong. Foot pain can impact your daily activities, making it difficult to wear shoes comfortably or to stand, walk, or engage in exercise.

If your heel hurts, there are several possible reasons why. Two of the most common are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.

  • Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the soft tissue that runs along the sole of the foot from the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain along the bottom of the foot, especially first thing in the morning and focused at the heel.

  • Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf to the back of the heel.

The first step on the road to recovery from heel pain is a call to your foot doctor. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM is the best-qualified medical professional to diagnose and treat your issue.

Among the treatment options available to your podiatrist are:

  • RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)

  • over-the-counter and prescription medications for pain and inflammation

  • steroid injections

  • immobilization with a cast or boot

  • physical therapy

If your foot hurts, relief is available. Call Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care at 443-872-7052 or click here to schedule an appointment with Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM in our modern, comfortable Pikesville office today.