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By Colorado Foot Institute
February 28, 2020
Category: Orthotics
Tags: Heel Pain  

How can your Centennial, CO, podiatrist heal your heel pain.

Dr. Joseph Mechanik of Colorado Foot Institute has years of experience and knowledge on how to examine, diagnose and treat your feet by prescribing the proper course of treatment when it comes to resolving issues and problems, such as heel pain.

More About the Heel

The heel is the largest bone in your foot, and is susceptible to trauma.

Causes of Heel Pain

When the fascia, a connective tissue extending from the heel to the toes, provides arch support but when irritated or inflamed, you will start feeling pain. People typically feel the most pain in the morning, as soon as they wake up, but it slowly goes away throughout time.

People also feel pain if they are suffering from heel spurs, a growth on the bone that may result in chronic pain; gout, a buildup of uric acid salts in joints; arthritis, swelling of cartilage; and psoriasis, a chronic and recurrent inflammatory disease that causes red patches on the skin.

Other causes of heel pain include:

  • Collagen disorders
  • Nerve injuries
  • Heel bone abnormalities

How to Care for Heel Pain

  • Take medications like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and after consulting your Centennial podiatrist.
  • Stretch your feet out daily, avoid rigorous sports and exercises, and wear comfortable shoes made of soft rubber.
  • There are surgical treatments to get rid of persistent heel pain.

To schedule an appointment with your Centennial, CO, podiatrist and obtain more information regarding heel pain, contact Dr. Joseph Mechanik of Colorado Foot Institute by calling (303) 333-3383 today.