Understanding and Treating for Heel Spurs

Understanding and Treating for Heel Spurs

Understanding and Treating for Heel Spurs

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your heel that won’t seem to go away? You might be dealing with heel spurs, a common foot condition that affects millions of people worldwide. At Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic, we’re here to provide you with the information and care you need to find relief from this uncomfortable ailment.

Heel spurs, also known as calcaneal spurs, are bony protrusions that develop on the underside of the heel bone. They often form in response to repetitive stress or strain on the foot, such as running, jumping, or standing for long periods. While many people with heel spurs don’t experience any symptoms, some may feel pain or tenderness in the heel, especially when walking or standing.

So, when should you seek help from a podiatrist for heel spurs? If you’re experiencing persistent heel pain that doesn’t improve with rest, ice, or over-the-counter pain medications, it’s time to schedule an appointment with us. Additionally, if the pain is severe or if you notice swelling, redness, or warmth in the affected area, it’s essential to seek professional care as soon as possible.

At Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic, our team of experienced podiatrists specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including heel spurs. During your appointment, we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and may recommend imaging tests, such as X-rays, to confirm the presence of a heel spur.

Once a diagnosis is made, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This may include conservative measures such as orthotic inserts, physical therapy, or corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to remove the heel spur and alleviate symptoms.

Don’t let heel pain hold you back from enjoying your favorite activities. Please make an appointment with us at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic for an assessment and treatment of heel spurs. Our compassionate team is here to help you take the first step towards healthier, pain-free feet. Call us at (425) 482-6663.