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When To See a Podiatrist for Your Heel Pain

At Podiatrist in Motion, Dr. Gregory Cardinal provides house calls in Alexandria, VA, and surrounding areas. He understands many types of heel pain. As a private-pay, house call podiatrist he takes time with people who need treatment without the rushed environment of an office setting or strict protocols and guidelines of insurance or medicare/Medicaid programs which seem to take the personable aspect out of healthcare.  Here are a few circumstances in which you should reach out to Dr. Cardinal to get help for heel issues.

Weight Causes More Pain

The pain in your heel might get worse when you put weight on your leg, which is a symptom of a serious problem. For example, it might be a fracture symptom, meaning you may have fractured bones or damaged tendons in your heel or foot that needs to be properly managed.

Even worse, this increased pain could indicate a lingering condition throughout your foot that must be addressed. Letting your pain worsen whenever you take a step is likely to lead to serious suffering. It could even exacerbate an existing condition, which makes a podiatrist's help so critical for you.

Your Pain Keeps Worsening

While a little heel pain is not uncommon for some people, excessive pain can be a real problem. For example, you may have developed a problem like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis that needs treatment from a professional who understands your specific care needs.


Working with a podiatrist helps you learn more about why your heel hurts and can help you identify treatment methods. For example, a stability brace for fractures or other related pain issues can take some weight off your feet and minimize your suffering and avoid unnecessarily worsening pain.

Other Symptoms Occur

Did you suddenly develop a fever that seems to worsen as your pain intensifies? There's a real chance that you might have an infection in your foot that could lead to more serious problems. Take care of this issue by getting antibiotics and managing your infection before it spreads further.


What happens if your pain comes with numbness, ulcers, and excessive dead skin? You might have diabetes, a serious health problem that a podiatrist can help you with by managing your foot health. Talk to a diabetes treatment specialist about the available treatment for this lingering condition.

Don't Let Your Feet Ache

At Podiatrist in Motion, Dr. Cardinal provides house calls in Alexandria, VA, and surrounding areas.  Treating heel pain is one of his specialties and he provides various care options that can suit your needs, all in the comfort of your own home or office. He can help with diabetes-related problems, potential infections, sprains, strains, and much more. Please contact us at 703-879-5155 to learn more about our house calls and care options to help take better care of your feet.

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