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Heel Pain Specialist

Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa

Podiatrist & Medical Spa located in Olive Branch, MS

If you have throbbing, aching heels that limit your work, exercise, or daily activities, you have options available for relief. At Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa in Olive Branch, Mississippi, Carla Martin, DPM, provides integrative heel pain solutions designed to target pain and promote healing so you experience lasting benefits. Before suffering from heel pain another day, book an evaluation. You can conveniently schedule through the website or over the phone.

Heel Pain

Why does heel pain occur?

You have 26 bones and 33 joints in each of your feet, in addition to dozens of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other connective components. 

While your heel bone is the largest bone in your feet, the discomfort you feel may not be coming from the bone itself. Heel pain can be a sign of:

  • Excessive pronation 
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone spurs 
  • Ankle sprain
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis 

Of course, your heel pain may also stem from injury to the bone, as with a stress fracture. It’s even possible to suffer from agonizing heel pain if you wear worn or ill-fitting shoes.

Should I see a podiatrist if I have heel pain?

Yes. One of the most common ailments podiatrists treat is heel pain, but most patients don’t have an evaluation until it becomes severe. 

You certainly don’t have to wait until your heel pain causes you to miss out on your normal exercise routine or enjoyable activities to come in to Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa for treatment.

If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, whether they’re minor or severe, book an exam as soon as possible:

  • Arch pain
  • Numbness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Limited range of motion 
  • Lower leg soreness or tightness
  • Heel pain that’s worse after inactivity, especially sleeping

Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa has on-site digital X-ray imaging available for fast diagnostic care. Once your podiatrist gets to the root of why you have heel pain, they counsel you about your diagnosis and work with you to determine which treatments will be the most effective.

How does a podiatrist treat heel pain?

Your podiatrist at Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa designs and personalizes your heel pain treatment plan in detail to ensure you experience fast and long-lasting relief. Treating heel pain typically includes several conservative solutions, such as:

  • Joint immobilization with a cast, splint, or brace
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Daily foot stretches
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints

While Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa specializes in conservative heel pain treatments, foot surgery may be necessary to correct underlying issues. 

If you do need surgery, the team collaborates to ensure you receive comprehensive care before, during, and after your foot procedure. 

If you have ongoing heel pain, contact Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa for an exam so you can get started on treatment. Book your heel pain evaluation through the website or over the phone today. 

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