Heel Pain in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Leesburg, Reston & Warrenton, VA
Causes of Heel Pain
Heel pain is most often caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis, in which the band of tissue known as the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. The plantar fascia runs the length of the feet from the heel along the soles of the feet to the toes, providing support for the arches. If you experience stabbing pain under the heel first thing in the morning and pain that radiates to the arches of the feet, then you are most likely dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Risk Factors for Heel Pain
If you spend a lot of time on your feet, you may be at an increased risk of developing heel pain. Runners, athletes and those who are overweight are also prone to heel pain. The good news is that it is easily treatable with conservative home care such as rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication and stretching.
When to See a Podiatrist
The key to treating your heel pain is to start treating the problem right away when pain first sets in. It’s also important to recognize when heel pain may require professional care. If home care isn’t providing you with the pain relief you need, or if the heel pain lasts more than a week, it’s time to turn to us. Dr. Cardinal is here to help you get your heel pain under control, no matter the cause.
How We Can Help
From steroid injections and custom orthotics to surgery, Dr. Cardinal can bring all the latest and most advanced treatment options to treat even the most severe and stubborn cases of heel pain directly to you.
If heel pain has you canceling your plans and isn’t getting better with home care,