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How Your Podiatrist Can Help With Your Heel Pain

Are walking, jogging, or even simply standing leaving you uncomfortable due to heel pain? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain on the heel due to irritation and inflammation.

Heel pain can make it difficult to go about normal daily activities and leave you reluctant to be out and about. Fortunately, heel pain can be remedied with the help of podiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Youngewirth in New York, NY.

With at-home and in-office treatment options, we can find a solution that has you back on your feet and ready to move.

What might cause heel pain?

Heel pain is common, as there are many contributing factors. One or more of the following could be causing your discomfort:

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • High impact exercise like running and jumping
  • High body weight
  • Wearing shoes that are high heeled, ill-fitting, or without proper cushioning and support
  • High arches or flat feet

What are the symptoms of heel pain?

In addition to mild to severe pain, you might experience swelling of the area, stiffness on the bottom of your foot, or find standing or carrying heavy items especially painful.

What can relieve my foot pain?

Your podiatrist may recommend in-home remedies or treatment at our New York, NY, office. After examining your foot and feeling for tenderness on the heel, your podiatrist may advise icing the area, changing your footwear to a supportive, properly fitting pair, use of a splint or brace at night, trying over-the-counter pain relievers, or doing arch stretches.

More intense cases of heel pain may require cortisone injections, physical therapy, or, in rare cases, surgery to detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone.

Don't let heel pain keep you off your feet. Call our New York, NY, office at 212-567-6126 to schedule your appointment with podiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Youngewirth.

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