Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common problem we treat at Upstate Footcare. Often, patients complain of a sharp pain at the bottom of the heel. This is usually due to a stretching of the plantar fascia, a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

HEEL PAIN CAN BE CAUSED BY:

  • Trauma
  • Overexertion
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Poor biomechanics

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT FOR HEEL PAIN INCLUDES:

  • Icing
  • Stretching
  • Wrapping
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Cortisone Injections

Once the symptoms are managed, custom orthotics are created specifically for your foot to relieve pressure. Shockwave therapy may also be recommended.

POOR CIRCULATION
Poor circulation is the inability for the body to bring proper blood supplies, specifically in this case to the feet and lower legs. The causes for this condition can be genetic, as well as from smoking, and of course diabetes. Symptoms include redness or swelling that remains in the feet or legs after they’ve been in a dependent or a downward position for an extended period of time. Other symptoms are that the feet become blanched or are white for a prolonged period of time. After elevating the feet, the skin can also be thick, shiny, changes in the toenails, and lack of hair on the feet. In addition to these symptoms the pulses may simply be non-palpable on both the feet, and possibly the legs. Treatment for poor circulation in the feet includes arterial duplex studies, possibly special x-rays, and possibly evaluation by a vascular surgeon.

If You Are Experiencing Symptoms For Heel Pain Or Would Like More Information About This Condition, Please Contact Our Office Today.

InStride Upstate Footcare

269 North Grove
Medical Park Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303