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664 W Washington Ave. Madison, WI  
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4901 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI  
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225 Church St, Stoughton WI
Adjacent to the Stoughton Hospital

By Dr. Neal J. Katz DPM
April 08, 2019
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Heel pain  

Heel pain is one of the most common foot and ankle complaints. Everything from wearing inadequate shoes when you exercise to overuse Heel Paininjuries and strains can lead to heel pain and tenderness. There are a number of issues that can result in heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, or tendinitis. If you experience pain that does not go away on its own in a few days or after a period of rest, it may be sign of inflammation or an injury. Dr. Neal Katz, a podiatrist in Madison, WI, and Stoughton, WI, offers diagnostic and treatment options for a range of foot and ankle issues and injuries.

Heel Pain Diagnosis and Treatment in Madison, WI, and Stoughton, WI

One of the main causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. A common condition that causes inflammation of the plantar fascia is the long band of tissue that runs across the length of each foot from the heel bone to the base of the toes. Other possible causes of heel pain include:

  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Heel/bone spurs
  • Stress fracture
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral neuropathy (also known as "diabetic foot")
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

How is Heel Pain Treated?

Heel pain treatment depends on the severity and underlying cause of the pain. Conservative treatments like rest, icing, pain relievers, and lifestyle modifications are often enough to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Dr. Katz may also recommend supportive footwear and inserts, like orthotics, which help to keep the heels and ankles in alignment for people with pronation issues. Physical therapy is sometimes recommended for soft tissue and joint injuries. In rare cases, surgery may be an option to repair extensive soft tissue or joint damage. See your Madison, WI, and Stoughton, WI, podiatrist if you experience heel pain that lasts for more than a few days or does not clear up with rest.

Find a Podiatrist in Madison, WI, and Stoughton, WI

For more information about heel pain prevention and treatment, contact our Madison, WI, or Stoughton, WI, office today by calling (608) 241-0848 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Katz!

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