More often than not, pain to the bottom of your heel is caused by Plantar Fasciitis – an overuse injury that responds to non-surgical treatment 90% of the time. But there are other causes of heel pain, which is why it’s important to have your heel evaluated by one of our 1Foot 2Foot podiatrists in Suffolk, VA. Appropriate history and examination is necessary to ensure you’re being treated for the correct condition.
Causes of heel pain other than plantar fasciitis:
Fracture: Sometimes the heel bone is broken – either by repetitive stress or by actual injury. X-rays should be taken to rule out any breaks or abnormalities in the bone. Our Suffolk, VA, and Hampton, VA, podiatry offices are equipped with digital x-rays that allow our specialists to clearly see if even the smallest fracture is present.
Nerve Entrapment: If your pain is more burning/tingling or radiating/shooting in nature, you may have a pinched or entrapped nerve to blame. This can happen at the level of the heel, just above the heel at the tarsal tunnel or even higher at the hip or lower back level due to sciatica. Occasional nerve entrapment can occur along with plantar fasciitis.
Don’t let heel pain stop you in your tracks. Let our 1Foot 2Foot specialists in Suffolk or Hampton, VA, accurately diagnose your heel pain and provide you with expert treatment. Schedule an appointment at one of our convenient Tidewater locations today.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. One of our podiatry offices in Suffolk and Hampton, VA, would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.