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Conservative Heel Pain Treatment Options


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2/12/2016
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Heel pain affects many individuals of all walks of life across our greater Dallas-Fort Worth communities. In no small part, this can be attributed to tremendous force loads heels endure on a regular basis. Whether those forces result in bone spurs or overuse leads to plantar fasciitis, conservative heel pain treatment options provide relief for many of our patients.

There are many possible causes of heel pain, but the most common for adult patients is plantar fasciitis. This particular condition is often recognized by the sharp, intense pain that accompanies the first steps of each day. In spite of the intense pain, there is good news in the fact that most cases can be effectively resolved with the use of conservative care methods, including:

  • Conservative Treatment Options for Your Heel PainRest – Putting a hold on high-impact activities (think running or jumping) will give your body time to repair damaged tissue. When we have given you the go-ahead to resume activities, our professionals can help you create an exercise plan that keeps you safe.
  • Medication – Ibuprofen and naproxen are some of the medications that can be used to control pain and inflammation. Our doctors will let you know which kind we recommend for you and the appropriate dosage you need.
  • Ice – Ice is always a great option for relieving pain and minimizing inflammation. We will provide an icing regimen that works best for you.
  • Exercise – It might seem odd to use exercise to treat a source of heel pain, but stretching the tissues and strengthening supporting muscles can help.
  • Custom orthotic devices - Unlike store-bought inserts, custom orthotics can correct biomechanical abnormalities that ultimately cause heel pain.
  • EPAT shockwave therapy – This state-of-the-art remedy uses pressure waves to increase blood flow and accelerate your body’s natural healing process, providing considerable heel pain relief.
  • NeuroTherm pain relief – The NeuroTherm radiofrequency generator is another of Dallas Podiatry Works’ cutting edge pain relief technologies that deals with strong or resistant pain.


These nonsurgical treatment options for heel pain not only work for plantar fasciitis, but may be included in our treatment plan for other conditions like Sever’s disease, heel spurs, Achilles tendinitis, and bursitis.

No matter the source of your heel pain, be sure to come see our doctors and professional staff here at Dallas Podiatry Works to find the relief you need. We will begin by using conservative heel pain treatment options to address the issue at hand, but we are also prepared to provide exceptional surgical procedures when necessary.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you! Call us toll-free at (888) 716-5283 or take advantage of our online form to schedule an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX foot doctor offices.

Category: Heel Pain Relief

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Dr. David R. Northcutt
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Dr. David Northcutt is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.

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