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Heel Pain Specialist

Richmond Podiatry Associates

Podiatry & Diabetic Wound Care Specialists located in Staten Island, NY

Given the role of your feet in your mobility, any pain in your feet or heels can place serious limitations on your life, which is why you need the expert podiatric care available at Dr. Tek Footcare. Under the direction of Tekchand Thakurdial, DPM, patients in the Staten Island, New York, area have access to the very best treatments for heel pain and foot pain, allowing them to regain their freedom of movement. If you’re struggling with heel or foot pain, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Heel Pain Q & A

What causes heel pain?

For such a small area, your heel can have an overriding impact on your life if it’s in pain. There are any number of conditions that can cause heel pain, with plantar fasciitis at the head of the list.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which your plantar fascia, a tough band of connective tissue that extends from your heel to the base of your toes, becomes inflamed, usually due to overuse. The hallmark of plantar fasciitis is stabbing pain with your first steps in the morning or after a long period of inactivity. 

You can also suffer heel pain because of bone spurs that can develop on your talus, which is the largest bone in your foot. Bone spurs typically develop when there are problems with the connective tissue in your feet, including your plantar fascia.

Other causes of heel pain include stone bruising, arthritis, or a problem with your gait (excessive pronation).

What are the most common causes of foot pain?

Given the enormous burden your feet are under on a daily basis, it’s little wonder that foot pain can crop up. The most common causes of foot pain include:

  • Stress fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Broken toes
  • Bone spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar warts

This list gives you an idea of just some of the causes of foot pain that Dr. Tek treats at Dr. Tek Footcare.

How are foot and heel pain treated?

The answer to this question depends upon the problem. After an extensive review of your issue, including advanced imaging, Dr. Tek determines the source of your foot or heel pain so that he can determine next steps. 

Dr. Tek’s first order of business is to bring you relief, which he can often do using medications. Once your foot or heel pain is under control, he recommends a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your discomfort, with an eye toward long-term relief. These treatment plans may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Assistive devices
  • Surgery

Rest assured, Dr. Tek works with you until you regain pain-free mobility.

For relief from your heel or foot pain, call Dr. Tek Footcare or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.