Heel Pain Specialist

Boca Raton Podiatry

Podiatrists located in Boca Raton, FL

Throbbing, stabbing, or burning pains each time your heels hit the ground can affect your exercise routine, sporting performance, and even job functions. If you have ongoing issues with heel pain, Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, and Jennifer Kazamias, DPM, at Boca Raton Podiatry can help. Get started on your personalized heel pain treatment plan at this Boca Raton, Florida-based podiatry practice by scheduling an exam. Click on the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member.

Heel Pain

Why do I have heel pain?

Your heel bone is the cornerstone of each of your feet. As the largest bone in your feet, your heels absorb shock, stabilize your ankle joint, and ensure weight is evenly dispersed throughout your feet. 

When your heels hurt, it could be linked to damage or injury to the bone itself, or to any of the numerous bones and connective tissues surrounding it. Some of the possible causes of your case of heel pain include:

  • Arthritis 
  • Fracture 
  • Heel spur 
  • Stone bruise
  • Heel fissures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Excessive pronation 

You may have heel pain because you stand on your feet all day for work or because you have an intense workout schedule, especially if your shoes don’t offer enough support. It’s even possible to develop heel pain if you’re overweight or obese, due to the extra force on your feet. 

Do I need to see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Yes. Your feet shouldn’t be causing you pain or discomfort, so it’s important to get a dedicated podiatrist from Boca Raton Podiatry involved in your care as soon as your heel pain begins. It’s essential to have a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation if your heel pain is leading to:

  • Stiffness or tenderness
  • Swelling near your heel or ankle
  • Redness or warmth to the touch 
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight on your heels

Boca Raton Podiatry is home to state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology. Your dedicated podiatrist can gather images during your evaluation, so they can quickly get to the root of why you have heel pain. 

How is heel pain treated?

Once your podiatrist at Boca Raton Podiatry diagnoses you, they spend time educating you about your condition and what you need to do to help resolve the pain and discomfort. 

To promote healing, strengthen connective tissues, and resolve your symptoms, your podiatrist might recommend:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy 
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Taping or strapping supports 
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Generally, finding the right combination of conservative therapies helps resolve heel pain over time. 

If you have heel spurs, torn or injured ligaments or tendons, or other issues, you may need surgery to make the essential repairs. With a team of highly skilled foot and ankle surgeons available at Boca Raton Podiatry, you can feel confident that you’re in capable hands. 

You can expect effective relief from heel pain with the help of Boca Raton Podiatry. Find out more by booking a heel pain evaluation online or by calling the clinic directly to schedule.