Heel Pain Treatment
The heel is the foot’s largest bone and is responsible for keeping us on our feet. So when heel pain strikes us in the front, back, or bottom of the heel, it can be disabling. Some causes of heel pain include an abnormal gait, too much stress on the heel, or from an injury (typically seen in runners).
Heel Calluses are a thickening of the skin around the heel from irritation. Heel Fissures are cracks caused by dry skin and can cause pain and discomfort. Both, if not treated, can lead to infections. Laser Podiatry Associates has proven and safe techniques to heal both Calluses and Fissures before they become severe problems.
Heel Spurs, or a bony growth on the underside of the heel bone, can be associated with Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot. It’s very painful and a common condition among athletes.
Laser Podiatry Associates provides a state of the art procedure, the Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, to correct your Heel Spur Syndrome or Plantar Fasciitis condition. The procedure has an astonishing 87% success rate. The 20 minute out-patient procedure (which can be done at the Medicare approved Twin Arch Surgical Center) only requires 2 small incisions. The procedure is performed by using specially designed instruments to allow our doctors to see your foot structure on a video screen.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be an alternative to surgery as an injection that heals tissue, slows down degeneration, and has little to no pain.
If you’ve been burdened by crippling or chronic heel pain then contact Laser Podiatry Associates to schedule your appointment in one of our three convenient offices.