Medical City Dallas

Baylor, Scott & White Plano


Making Heel Pain Go Away

Making Heel Pain Go AwayHeel pain is surprisingly common, but not enough people here in Dallas take action about it. This can cause conditions to worsen and favorite activities to lose their luster. The sad part is that there is no reason to put up with the hurting, especially when it is so easy to come see us for care.

Some common causes for painful heels include:

  • Plantar fasciitis – This condition is marked by sharp heel pain that is usually experienced with the first steps of the day.
  • Achilles tendinitis – Pain in the back of the heel, especially following physical activities, could be a sign of an inflamed Achilles tendon.
  • Sever’s disease – If an adolescent is experiencing heel pain, this condition caused by varying growth rates for the heel bone and Achilles tendon is often to blame.

Other sources of pain in the heel area include stress fractures, bursitis, and strains and sprains. In many cases these injuries do not require surgical intervention, as conservative heel pain treatment is often quite successful at providing relief.

Some of the nonsurgical options we employ are rest, ice, stretches, medication, and orthotic devices. The actual ones we choose for your case will depend on your condition, its severity, and your situation.

Rest and time away from high-intensity activities is a must so your body can use natural healing processes to repair damaged tissues. It is important to know how much rest, what activities are safe, and when to go back to regular activity, and this is where our medical experts can help. Often a proper stretching program may be beneficial.

Ice and medication both relieve pain and control inflammation in the injured heel as long as it is done safely. Keeping ice on an area for too long may lead to issues. In the same spirit, our prescriptions and recommendations for medication will keep you safe as your body recovers.

Orthotic devices and shoe inserts may help treat an existing condition as well as prevent issues from arising in the first place. We may recommend an insert for cushioning and greater arch support. Sometimes, we prescribe orthotics customized to work with your unique feet and correct underlying biomechanical issues.

For more information on professional heel pain treatment in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth community, give us a toll-free call at 972.566.7474 and we will be glad to assist. Our friendly staff can also help you schedule an appointment—or you can fill out our online form to request yours right now—at our Dallas or Plano, TX office.

"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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