What is Heel Pain?

Heel pain is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. Sometimes it can affect the side of the heel.

Pain that occurs under the heel is known as plantar fasciitis. This is the most common cause of heel pain. Pain behind the heel is Achilles tendinitis. Pain can also affect the inner or outer side of the heel and foot.

In most cases, pain is not caused by an injury. At first, it is usually mild, but it can become severe and sometimes disabling. It usually disappears without treatment, but sometimes it can persist and become chronic.

Heel Pain Treatment


Conservative Treatment

This all depends on the cause of heel pain. A foot and ankle specialist will determine the cause and the treatment plan may include:

  • Stretching
  • Padding and strapping
  • Custom orthotics
  • Supportive shoe gear
  • Braces
  • Walking boots
  • Topical Creams
  • Injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications

If you are looking for Heel Pain Treatment in Tarzana, CA,  call us at 818-981-1900.

Heel Pain

Surgical Heel Pain Treatment

Surgical intervention is recommended if a patient has failed conservative treatment options. The specific type of surgical intervention depends on clinical findings of your condition.

We encourage you to consult with a foot and ankle specialist for a complete assessment of your condition.


Dr. Jones Hormozi at Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) utilizes state-of-the-art technology, minimally invasive procedures, and advanced techniques to prevent and treat all conditions of the foot and ankle. This allows most patients to walk immediately after most procedures, and they are able to rapidly return to high levels of functioning with excellent outcomes.

For Convenience, we offer our service in other locations. Call us at 818-981-1900 for Heel Pain Treatment in Palmdale, CA, Heel Pain Treatment in Los Angeles, CA locations.

Surgical Treatment of Heel Pain


Dr. Jones Hormozi is a Board Certified Podiatrist in Los Angeles. Dr. Hormozi is known for treating sports injuries in patients of all ages. He has treated and operated on professional athletes, semi professional athletes, college athletes and high school athletes. Dr. Hormozi is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences.

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