If chronic heel pain makes you avoid exercise and enjoyable activities, or even affects your work, you need to get started on treatment right away. At the office of Errol Gindi, D.P.M., in Valley Stream, New York, you have plenty of in-house non-surgical and surgical heel pain treatments available, so you can expect effective relief. Get started on your heel pain treatment by booking an evaluation today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office directly.

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What causes heel pain?

You have over two dozen bones in each of your feet and ankles, plus countless tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are essential for all foot motions. Even though your heel is the largest bone in your foot, the heel pain you experience may stem from any of the surrounding components. You may have heel pain due to:

  • Heel spur syndrome (plantar fasciitis)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Overpronation
  • Bone bruise
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

Because the underlying cause of your pain can progress, leaving you with chronic heel pain, it’s important to have a comprehensive foot exam as soon as you experience pain in your heel.

When should I see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Heel pain isn’t anything you should ignore or try to treat on your own. Dr. Gindi encourages you to schedule a heel pain evaluation if your discomfort is:

  • Associated with numbness, burning, or tingling
  • Worse after periods of inactivity (like sleeping)
  • Progressing or not improving after several days
  • Making you miss out on work, exercise, or daily activities

At the office of Errol Gindi, D.P.M., you can receive in-office digital X-rays or ultrasound imaging, so you can often get diagnosed on the spot and start your treatment plan quickly.

How is heel pain treated?

Once Dr. Gindi diagnoses the cause of your heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, he talks with you about all of your different treatment options. He may even suggest combining heel pain treatments. Any of the following solutions can help.

  • Regular icing
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Stretching exercises
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation (RFNA)
  • Radial shockwave therapy with enPulsPro
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If needed, Dr. Gindi can also perform minimally invasive heel pain procedures right in the office. He specializes in endoscopic plantar fasciotomy, which involves using a small camera and small surgical instruments to make repairs. After your in-house heel pain surgical procedure, you can expect little to no disability or postoperative pain.

You don’t have to live another day with heel pain once you get started on treatment at the office of Errol Gindi, D.P.M. Book your heel pain evaluation either online or over the phone.