Other Heel Pain Concerns
It goes without saying that walking is a part of your everyday life. From walking at work to just making it from the living room to the kitchen, dealing with pain in your feet can make simple tasks unbearable. That’s why it is so important to take excellent care of your body’s foundation, your feet. When you have pain in the foot or heels, it’s vital to talk with a specialist in the area, such as the ones here at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic. We provide a wide range of services for care, including our personalized heel pain treatment in Bothell-Mill Creek.
Heel Pain Causes
Heel pain can be quite common. However, it’s important to take care of it sooner than later. The longer it goes uncared for, the worse it will get. We see heel pain caused by various factors such as:
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Baxter’s Nerve Impingement
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Bursitis
- Stress Fracture
- Heel Spurs
- Haglund’s Deformity
- Heel Pad Atrophy
- Sub-Talar Joint Arthritis
When Should I See a Podiatrist for Heel Pain?
Whether the pain is a slight annoyance or excruciating, anything persistent warrants a visit to a podiatrist to seek medical attention. The foot has complex anatomy, so your podiatrist offers you the best chance of working on a treatment that considers the nerves, bones, soft tissues, and skin your foot is comprised of. Should you be having any of the following symptoms, it is best to contact our offices at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic for an evaluation:
- Sharp pains when getting up out of bed or after resting
- Difficulty walking normally
- Pain that develops while resting or at night
- Discomfort that lasts in the heel longer than a few days
- Any altered sensations in the feet, such as pins and needles
- Discoloration or swelling in the back of the foot
- Difficulty when standing on tiptoes or trying to bend the foot downward
- Any sign of infection, including warmth, redness, or fever
We often see issues in our younger teen patients due to microfractures in the growth plate. This is called Sever’s disease. It is often seen in our young patients who are athletes. Treating any of these heel conditions can be done simply with an appointment in the office. Once the cause of your pain is determined, a treatment plan is put in place to help you heal and move forward.
Depending on the condition, your treatment could include plenty of resting the foot, applying ice or heat, and making sure to wear proper footwear. Sometimes orthotics are recommended as well.
Call the Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic today at (425) 482-6663 to set up a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss your heel pain treatment in Bothell-Mill Creek. We look forward to helping you heal!