Heel Pain

Treating Heel Pain In Suffolk & Norfolk, VA

Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis . As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.

Also known as heel spur syndrome , the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) may be used to treat the heel pain.

 

Want to learn more about heel pain treatments from AAL Podiatry? Call our Norfolk, VA office (757) 625-2962 or our Suffolk, VA
(757) 539-2098 for more information

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Suffolk Office

2401 Godwin Blvd Suite 1

Suffolk, VA 23434

757-539-2098

Norfolk Office

301 Riverview Ave Ste 510

Norfolk, VA 23510-1066

757-625-2962