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Conservative Heel Pain Treatment Options

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 Pain

  • Rest – 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 972.566.7474 or take advantage of our online form to schedule an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX foot doctor offices.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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