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By Premier Podiatry
September 29, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

A little temporary foot pain from time to time is usually normal. Uncomfortable shoes, a long day on your feet, or an intense session at the heel paingym can make anyone run for a soothing foot soak or massage. But when pain becomes persistent it can be a sign of an injury. Just as you wouldn't ignore a toothache or chronic back pain, heel pain should be evaluated by a podiatrist to rule out an injury. Premier Podiatry in Marietta, GA, offers diagnostic and treatment options for a range of foot and ankle conditions and injuries.

Heel Pain Treatment in Marietta, GA

Most of us don't give much thought to our feet until they start hurting, which can throw everything off balance - from the ability to work out, to wearing your favorite shoes. In extreme cases, a foot and ankle injury or condition like arthritis can impact your mobility and quality of life. When it comes to heel pain, which is one of the most common orthopedic complaints, the most common cause is a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the large tendon that stretches from the heel to the base of the toes (known as the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and swollen, usually due to overuse or from biomechanical problems with your feet, such as having low arches or "flat feet."

Another common cause of heel pain is Achilles tendinitis, which causes pain at the back of the heel (plantar fasciitis affects the bottom of the heel). A podiatrist will accurately diagnose and recommend treatment for your heel pain, which will vary depending on the cause, but typically consists of rest, medication, physical therapy or assistive devices and inserts like orthotics.

Find a Foot Doctor in Marietta, GA

If you are suffering from ongoing heel pain, don't wait to get help. For more information, contact Premier Podiatry by calling (770) 971-9820 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trevor Beach or Dr. Cristina Verlezza today.

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Premier Podiatry
1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820