Getting Professional Heel Pain Treatment
If your heel pain has been persistent (lasting longer than 1 week), you should not put off receiving professional treatment any longer.
We will conduct a full evaluation of your heel pain and medical history to pinpoint the cause (or causes) of your heel pain. We can then recommend ideal treatments and courses of action to provide you with some much-needed relief.
We employ a number of treatments to match the causes of heel pain in play. In some cases, simple rest, medical grade inserts, and medication may be enough to allow your feet the best opportunity to heal. Other times, more advanced treatments may be recommended. Some of these include:
Sometimes feet need more exact cushioning and corrective support/alignment than simple changes to footwear can provide. This is when custom orthotics that are inserted into your shoes can frequently do the job.
Custom orthotics are prescribed to precisely fit the shape, structure, and needs of a patient’s feet, much like eyeglasses are prescribed only for one pair of eyes. When used well, custom orthotics can offload excess stress from vulnerable areas and help properly redistribute forces across the feet and realign bones and relax tendons and ligaments, and fascia while you are moving.
For heel pain resulting from soft tissue injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, or damage to other tendons and muscles, laser therapy can be an effective tool for relieving discomfort and accelerating healing.
Laser therapy uses organized light to stimulate the body’s natural recovery processes, decrease pain, and speed up healing. Laser therapy has been effective in many acute and chronic cases of heel pain as well as sprains and strains.
For heel pain cases caused by certain types of flat feet or rearfoot misalignment, we may recommend implanting a HyProCure stent within the foot. This is a short, minor surgical procedure that can be performed directly in our office and yields lasting results.
There is always a small possibility that more complex surgical procedures may be recommended for a particular case, but these are rare. We will discuss these possibilities with you only if they are deemed absolutely necessary to consider.
The First Step to Getting Rid of Heel Pain Starts Today
Heel pain is never normal or something you should just be expected to put up with. No matter how old you are or how long your pain has lasted, there are ways we can help.
Total Foot and Ankle will be happy to see you. Schedule an appointment by calling our Enid office at (580) 237-3338.