Heel Pain

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, East Brunswick, and Edison, NJ

Your heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in each of your feet and ankles, but because this bone is regularly subjected to supporting your entire body’s weight, you can start experiencing chronic heel pain. If you have heel pain, schedule an evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute in Somerset, Monroe Township, or East Brunswick, New Jersey. The podiatry team can evaluate you and get you started on pain-relieving treatments quickly. Book your heel pain exam online today or call your nearest location directly.

Heel Pain Q & A

What is the cause of heel pain?

Heel pain can stem from a direct injury to your heel bone, such as a stress fracture. Because your feet and ankles are such an intricate network of bones, joints, and connective tissues, the heel pain you’re experiencing may be linked to surrounding structures. 

Your case of heel pain could be caused by:

  • Arthritis 
  • Heel spurs
  • Sprained ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis 
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

It’s also possible that you have heel pain because of your job functions, like if you have to stand on your feet all day or walk around for hours. 

Do I need to see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Yes. Your feet shouldn’t be causing you pain, after all. It’s important to have a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute to get to the root of your heel pain before your condition progresses. The podiatry team recommends coming in if your heel pain is:

  • Continuing to worsen
  • Keeping you from enjoyable activities
  • Associated with burning, tingling, or numbness
  • Preventing you from working or exercising without limitations

You should also schedule an exam at Cardio Metabolic Institute soon if your heel pain becomes so severe that you find it very uncomfortable to bear weight on one or both of your feet. 

With on-site imaging available, your podiatrist can often diagnose you right away and get you started on treatment the same day. 

What is the treatment for heel pain?

Your heel pain treatment plan from Cardio Metabolic Institute is entirely personalized to you, the severity of your symptoms, and your activity level. Treating heel pain can include:

  • Night splints 
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy 
  • Casting or bracing
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 

The highly skilled podiatrists at Cardio Metabolic Institute also offer the TOPAZ™ procedure for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and similar chronic soft tissue problems. 

This minimally invasive in-office procedure involves using a specialized needle-tip wand to make a few dozen strategically placed holes in a targeted area. 

As the needle penetrates your tissues, it sends out waves of electric energy. This effect creates microwounds, which stimulate blood flow to the area and help scar tissue break down. 

As your connective tissue heals over the following few weeks, it can become stronger, and your symptoms should gradually improve. 

Start your heel pain treatment plan at Cardio Metabolic Institute by booking an evaluation online today. You can also call any office to speak with a team member.