Do I Need to See a Doctor about My Heel Pain?
If your heel pain has only developed within the last couple of days and is not severe, you may attempt to manage it at home and see if it goes away. Use RICE therapy—rest, ice, compression, elevation. If safe for you to do so, you may try over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.
If pain lasts longer than one week without getting better, you should assume that it won’t go away on its own and make an appointment.
Heel pain is not normal, and the longer you live with chronic pain, the more difficult it can become to treat. Therefore, it is imperative that you see us as soon as you can, rather than live with the discomfort for months (or more) before taking action.
Treatment Options for Heel Pain
During your appointment, we will evaluate your condition and discuss your lifestyle and medical history with you. This information allows us to customize a treatment plan that best matches your diagnosis and your needs.
Heel pain can almost always be treated conservatively, especially if you seek treatment early. Possible treatment procedures may include:
- Prescribing anti-inflammatory medications or provide a cortisone shot to help you manage the pain.
- Helping you select good shoes that cushion and support your heels, rather than damage them.
- Prescribing foot orthotics (prefabricated or custom) if necessary to further cushion and support your heels and/or improve foot mechanics and weight distribution. Our custom orthotics are fitted using an advanced computer scanning system, which helps ensure optimal results.
- Laser therapy treatments that accelerate natural healing and tissue repair mechanisms. This has proven extremely effective for even stubborn chronic injuries that might otherwise require surgery.
- Fluid Flow. This is a regenerative medicine to help activate the body’s healing responses. Fluid Flow is taken from the amniotic liquid in the placenta to help accelerate the process of tissue repair, replacement, and reconstruction. It also has been shown to help with pain management.
If your heel pain does require a surgical procedure, we provide that as well. However, this is rarely necessary, and we are 100% committed to helping you find an effective non-surgical remedy whenever possible.
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Enid, OK 73703