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By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
April 11, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

How your podiatrist in White Plains, New York can help end your heel painheel pain

Heel pain can sometimes go away on its own. It might also be a symptom of plantar fasciitis, caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running across your heel. Runners get plantar fasciitis, but you can also suffer from it if you walk or stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.

Whether you have common heel pain or plantar fasciitis, don’t ignore it! Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains, New York wants to help you get relief from heel pain and plantar fasciitis.

You can try to treat heel pain at home by following these simple tips:

  • Do arch stretches several times each day
  • Try wearing heel wedges, inserts or custom-fit shoes

For stubborn heel pain and plantar fasciitis, you may need the services of an expert like Dr. Eric Peters. He offers several non-invasive treatments including:

  • Custom-made footwear and orthotics to add support to your heel
  • Physical therapy to increase flexibility and mobility
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT)

For severe cases of heel pain related to plantar fasciitis, surgery might be recommended. The goal of this type of surgery is to release part of the plantar fascia allowing increased movement without pain. Many foot surgeries are performed endoscopically. Treatment is often on an outpatient basis. Dr. Peters will discuss the results you can expect from surgery, downtime, and recovery.

Don’t ignore your heel pain! It could be a sign of plantar fasciitis. At the very least, heel pain can put you on the couch, making it difficult for you to enjoy the activities of your life. Help for your heel pain is just a phone call away. Call Dr. Eric Peters, your podiatrist in White Plains, New York. Get started feeling better by calling today!