Heel pain usually goes away without surgery, but you need time to recover. The sooner you seek treatment, the faster your recovery will be. There are a wide variety of treatment options depending upon the cause of your pain.
Orthotics are a longer-term solution to help prevent the underlying issue of heel pain from happening again. Custom orthotics made specifically for your foot structure correct the parts of your foot that can cause the problem. Orthoses help keep your bones, muscles, and fascia in a more optimal position.
During your assessment, your Chiropodist may discover a secondary issue causing your heel pain. If this secondary issue is stemming from your foot or ankle, your orthotics will be suited to support this concern.
Continued wear of your custom orthotics will help to reduce your symptoms and pain. We strongly recommend using custom orthotics with proper footwear, stretching, and taping when managing plantar fasciitis pain.
Taping your heel and foot can be an effective treatment option to help manage your pain and provide your heel with some necessary support, especially if you’re experiencing pain. It helps to stabilize your heel and foot so you can rest them in place. There are a wide variety of tapes that can be used. Your Chiropodist will be able to advise on the correct type for you and show you how to easily apply it at home.
Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat musculoskeletal conditions. When cortisone is injected into your affected area, it can lower inflammation and pain. If cortisone is right for you, it will still need to be used in addition to proper footwear, stretching, taping and custom orthotics.