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Heel Pain

Heel Pain services offered in Provo, UT

Whether you have acute or chronic heel pain, it can affect your daily routine and overall quality of life. Dr. Jeffrey Hammond, DPM, at Hammond Foot and Ankle in Provo, Utah, treats heel pain by identifying the root cause and resolving the condition with innovative treatment plans. If you suffer from heel pain, schedule a comprehensive evaluation today by phone or online.

Heel Pain Q & A

What is heel pain? 

Heel pain is a common foot ailment ranging from mild discomfort to excruciating agony. It typically comes from the bottom of the heel and can extend along the arch of your foot. Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes, is one of the primary culprits behind heel pain.

Dr. Hammond at Hammond Foot and Ankle has the expertise and experience to diagnose your heel pain and provide effective treatment.

What causes heel pain? The causes of heel pain are diverse and multifaceted. You can experience heel pain from excessive strain on your feet that includes:

- Running
- Jumping
- Standing for prolonged periods
- Wearing ill-fitting shoes that lack proper arch support

Other factors like obesity, age, and foot structure abnormalities may also increase your risk of heel pain.

What are my treatment options for heel pain?

When faced with heel pain, you can rely on Hammond Foot and Ankle to identify its underlying cause and offer common treatment remedies, which may include:

- Rest
- Icing the affected area
- Gentle stretching exercises
- Wearing supportive footwear

You may also be a candidate for custom orthotics to promote proper foot alignment. At Hammond Foot and Ankle, custom orthotics can be created the same day as your appointment to quickly resolve your problem.

If conservative measures aren’t successful, Dr. Hammond may recommend a more advanced, comprehensive range of interventions, including physical therapy, MLS Laser Therapy, or corticosteroid injections. These options are tailored to your specific condition, ensuring that your recovery path is effective and personalized.

What happens if heel pain goes untreated?

Ignoring heel pain can have detrimental consequences. It can lead to chronic discomfort, hindering your ability to engage in daily activities and potentially affecting your overall quality of life. Over time, compensating for the pain could cause gait abnormalities, leading to issues in other areas of your body, such as your knees, hips, and back.

If heel pain disrupts your life, seek care at Hammond Foot and Ankle. Dr. Hammond and the expert team have the expertise to accurately diagnose its root cause and offer a customized treatment plan.

Don't let heel pain dictate your mobility and comfort – take the first step toward relief by calling the friendly staff at Hammond Foot and Ankle today or book an appointment online at any time.
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