Chronic Heel Pain Treatment
Heel Pain Relief
Are you afraid to put your feet on the ground when you get out of bed because you know there will be pain in your heel? We know what you’re going through. We see it every day at our 1Foot 2Foot podiatry offices in Suffolk, North Suffolk, and Hampton, Virginia (VA). Pain on the bottom of the heel is among the most common complaints we hear.
Patients suffering from chronic heel pain (i.e., plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome) can receive non-surgical treatment successfully in more than 90% of cases. Our award-winning foot doctors in Suffolk, North Suffolk, and Hampton, VA, offer a proven, comprehensive, protocol-driven approach to resolving your heel pain. If conservative treatment fails, Dr. Dairman has specialized training in endoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgery carrying a greater than 90% rate of success, which allows patients to walk the same day as surgery.
What Caused My Heel To Start Hurting?
Heel pain is typically the result of an overuse injury called plantar fasciitis — more commonly known as heel spur syndrome. Now a bone spur is not always present, and when it is there, 99% of the time it doesn’t actually cause pain. The pain is the result of inflammation to the plantar fascia — a strong ligament that runs from your heel to your toes.
But I Don’t Remember Injuring My Foot …
It’s okay, most people don’t. You just wake up one day feeling 20 years older than you are. It could have been prolonged standing at the Peanut Festival or wearing the wrong shoes to church. Something triggered it.
Will My Heel Pain Ever Go Away?
Absolutely. At 1Foot 2Foot, we have developed a comprehensive heel pain program to alleviate that pain once and for all. The good news is, with appropriate treatment, the pain will resolve 95% of the time without surgery. The bad news is we can’t predict how fast you’ll respond to treatment. We do know that the longer you wait for us to start your treatment regimen, the longer it will take to resolve.
What Makes 1Foot 2Foot So Good At Treating Heel Pain?
Our Suffolk and Hampton foot and ankle specialists see heel pain patients every day. We go beyond the standard treatment and use advanced techniques, such as ultrasound guidance for steroid injections, to improve accuracy and reduce discomfort from the procedure.
Is Surgery Necessary For Heel Pain?
Now let’s say your heel pain remains after advanced conservative techniques. Surgery can certainly be considered, especially with a success rate of 90-95%. Alternatively, because we know most people want to avoid surgery, we invested in Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology (EPAT) to bridge the gap between failed conservative care and surgery. EPAT is a form of shockwave therapy that is non-invasive; it stimulates new blood flow to the damaged area that starts the healing cascade with no cutting, no complication, and no downtime.
If surgery is elected, then we’ve got you covered. Most procedures are performed outpatient in under 30 minutes and allow you to walk that day in a protective device. Within two weeks, the majority of our patients are back in sneakers.
Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying life. Our friendly and experienced 1Foot 2Foot foot doctors in Suffolk, North Suffolk, and Hampton, VA, can help relieve your heel pain.