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.
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.
Several issues, including a stress fracture, can cause heel pain. Common reasons for heel pain include:
Other potential causes of heel pain are Achilles tendinosis and Sever’s disease, which is caused by overuse and affects children and teenagers.
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.
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.