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 OPTIONS
This all depends on the cause of heel pain. A foot and ankle specialist will determine the cause and the treatment plan may include:
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.
Dr. Hormozi performs the latest and most advanced foot and ankle surgical procedures in Los Angeles which allows patients to be able to walk immediately after surgery, return to regular activities, and wear regular shoes faster.