Heel Pain Treatment & Relief in Cumming, GA
Exceptional Care from Our Experienced Team
Dr. McGlamry at Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates specializes in heel pain, which is one of the most common symptoms when you have a condition such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. He provides quick and effective heel pain treatment and relief in Cumming, GA to help you heal and get back on your feet as soon as possible without pain.
What Causes Heel Pain?
The following list gives you an idea of the most common causes of heel pain. As you can see, the conditions that cause severe pain in the heel are numerous and often accompany one another, making correct diagnosis difficult for all but the most experienced foot doctors. Our podiatrist has the experience needed to bring you relief.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
Heel spurs. Heel spurs occur at the point where the ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot connect to your heel bone. When this ligament is repeatedly stressed or strained, it causes your body to form a protective bony growth, commonly known as a heel spur.
Plantar fasciitis. This condition also deals with injury or stress to the band of ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot. In this case, your ligaments begin to stretch and tear, causing them to become inflamed. This condition can accompany heel spurs and is highly painful.
Bursitis. A soft tissue growth on your heel is known as bursitis. This growth is often a sac of fluid or a neuroma. This condition is often mistaken for a heel spur.
Excessive pronation. When flat arches and ankles that sag toward each other affect your gait, excessive strain is put on the ligaments in your foot. This strain can cause them to become painfully inflamed.
Achilles tendinitis. Pain at the back of your heel (rather than the underside) is usually caused by a form of Achilles tendinitis. This condition is caused by inflammation along your tendon and can be excruciatingly painful.
Bone bruise. Your heel bone can become bruised if your heel strikes something hard, such as a rock, a child’s toy, or another object.
Rheumatoid arthritis. Both rheumatoid arthritis and gout can cause pain in your feet, including the big toe and the heel.
How Is Heel Pain Treated?
We go beyond the standard treatment and use advanced techniques such as ultrasound guidance for steroid injections to improve accuracy and reduce discomfort from the procedure.
However, if your pain remains after advanced conservative techniques, surgery can certainly be considered, especially with a success rate of 90-95%. Alternatively, because we know most people want to avoid surgery, we invested in Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology (EPAT) to bridge the gap between failed conservative care and surgery. EPAT is a form of shockwave therapy that is non-invasive; it stimulates new blood flow to the damaged area that starts the healing cascade with no cutting, no complication, and no downtime.
If surgery is elected, then we’ve got you covered. Most procedures are performed outpatient in under 30 minutes and allow you to walk that day in a protective device. Within two weeks, the majority of our patients are back in sneakers.
Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying life. Our board-certified podiatrist is here to help you become pain-free!
Experience 5-Star Care for Heel Pain Treatment & Relief in Cumming, GA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling 678-262-4040 or clicking here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Evaluate Your Medical History
- Discuss Your Goals & Concerns
- Thorough Examination
- Personal Treatment Plan
- Begin Your Path to Recovery
We can’t wait to help you get back to living your life pain-free!
As one of the premier podiatry practices near Dawsonville, GA, our podiatrist and team at Forsyth Foot & Ankle Associates also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cumming, Dahlonega & Canton, GA & the surrounding areas.