Guess what… you are not alone. In fact, it’s estimated 10% of all people will develop heel pain sometime in their lives.
Besides feeling horrible, heel and arch pain can significantly affect a person’s quality of life.
Some people say their worst pain comes when getting out of bed. Others say hard floors cause them the worst pain.
Some folks say they can’t run or exercise anymore because their heels hurt too much.
And sadly, some people don’t have heel pain until they start an exercise program, then lose their motivation before they can see the benefits of their short-lived efforts.
If any of this sounds familiar, you need to call Sohl Foot & Ankle to get help for your heel pain.
No matter how long it has been going on for, heel pain is not normal. It is critical to seek a podiatric evaluation to determine the correct diagnosis.
The generic diagnosis of “heel spurs” is misleading and often a red herring when it comes to heel pain.
Many people walk around with heel spurs their entire adult lives and never have any symptoms.
But foot issues like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, heel bone stress fractures and heel bursitis are all quite different ways to have a good amount of heel pain.
It’s important to figure out what is really going on.
Over the past ten years in practice, I have helped hundreds of people treat their heel pain.
A vast majority of my patients don’t need surgery and get better with varying degrees of conservative care and consultation.
When regular measures of conservative care fail to provide enough pain relief or resolution, more advanced interventions can be used such as PRP (platelet-rich-plasma), ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) and/or PT (physical therapy).
If all that fails, surgical treatment can be one of the last options.
If you have been suffering with heel pain and want to put an end to it, call Sohl Foot & Ankle today.
With treatment and guidance from Dr. Sohl, your next steps will be on the road to recovery.
Call 267-699-3839 now to schedule your visit.
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