Chronic Heel Pain Specialist

Dr. Jeffrey  Rosenblatt -  - Board Certified Podiatric Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenblatt

Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Brooklyn, NY & West Hempstead, NY

Chronic heel pain can interfere with daily activity and work, but you can find relief with renowned podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Rosenblatt. He can treat and resolve heel pain that’s due to plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon issues, or other conditions. With offices in the Metro Tech area of Brooklyn and West Hempstead, New York, he’s available to help resolve this common foot problem. Call one of his offices or use the online booking tool today to get your heel pain diagnosed and treated.

Chronic Heel Pain Q & A

What types of heel pain need podiatric treatment?

You should seek podiatric treatment if you have heel pain just under your heel or right behind it.

Heel pain often develops gradually and not because of an injury. When you find that rest, ice, supportive shoes, and over-the-counter inserts fail to resolve your pain, seek medical attention from Dr. Rosenblatt right away.

What causes heel pain?

Several issues, including a stress fracture, can cause heel pain. Common reasons for heel pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the ligament that runs from the heel bone to the tip of the foot
  • Bursitis, or inflammation of the sac of fluid that supports your heel
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome, in which the nerve at the back of the foot is irritated
  • Chronic inflammation due to poor shoe choice or heavy pounding
  • Heel bumps caused by the formation of too much bone

Other potential causes of heel pain are Achilles tendinosis and Sever’s disease, which is caused by overuse and affects children and teenagers.

What are treatments for heel pain?

Dr. Rosenblatt may suggest non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- either over-the-counter or prescription -- to address your immediate pain and swelling. But your long-term treatment plan depends on why you have heel pain, so he uses an ultrasound analysis to examine your heel's soft tissue and determine your pain's cause.

In the long-run, physical therapy, orthotics, and activity modification can help resolve heel pain. Dr. Rosenblatt also offers non-invasive ESWT treatment for chronic heel pain, as well as Achilles Tendonitis. It is FDA approved with a 94% success rate after one treatment. Dr. Rosenblatt may use athletic tape to help support the bottom of your foot and alleviate pain. He’ll also prescribe shoes or orthotics to support your feet and reduce heel pain.

How can I prevent heel pain?

Wearing supportive shoes that fit well and maintaining a healthy weight go a long way in keeping your heels healthy and pain-free. Always wear shoes and don't go barefoot; avoid high heels, flip-flops, and flats as much as possible. If you’re an athlete, warm up properly before playing.

If heel pain interferes with your daily tasks and athletic pursuits, contact Dr. Rosenblatt for a proper diagnosis and support that returns your feet to full function.