The human body relies on a coordinated effort by many parts and systems working in conjunction to keep us alive and participate in our favorite activities. This can be seen in various areas, but the lower limbs are clear examples of complex structures that work together and affect one another. In some instances, the effect one part has on another is not necessarily a good thing, and such is the case when heel pain starts radiating up the leg.
There are a couple of different potential explanations when pain starts down in the heel and then begins to travel up the leg. These include:
Naturally, treatment will depend on the specific injury and its severity, but it is important to have heel pain properly addressed to avoid the pain radiating up the leg. In a vast majority of cases, the treatment needed to address the original issue will be conservative in nature. This can include such nonsurgical methods as rest, ice, medication, shoe modifications, and custom orthotics.
Although they are rare, there are heel issues that may require a surgical procedure. When this is the case, though, you can find comfort in the fact that Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin are experienced, skilled, and highly knowledgeable when it comes to foot and ankle surgical procedures. Our foot specialists will make sure your issue is properly resolved and you have the post-operative instructions to recover completely.
Now that you know how heel pain can travel up the leg and some of the treatment options, let’s take a look at prevention measures you can take on the front end:
Whether your heel pain begins to travel up the leg or stays down in the back of the foot, you can benefit from the care and treatment we provide here at Dallas Podiatry Works. Our foot doctors will evaluate your condition, provide an accurate diagnosis, and then create a treatment plan for you to relieve any painful symptoms and allow you to participate in your favorite activities.
Call 972.853.7100 for more information or schedule your appointment at either our Plano or Dallas, TX podiatrist offices online today.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
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 foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093