Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic
Podiatrists located in Portland, OR
If you have throbbing, stabbing, or aching pains in your heels, you have plenty of options for relief at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic. Our board-certified podiatrists provide comprehensive heel pain diagnostic and treatment solutions. Click on the online scheduler to book your heel pain evaluation today. You can also call the office directly to request a visit.
Heel Pain Q & A
What causes heel pain?
Your feet support your entire body weight in addition to added strain from walking, running, and standing. With each step you take, your heel — the largest bone in each of your feet — tends to hit the ground first. Between repetitive stress, effects of aging, and injuries, you can start developing heel pain due to:
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Achilles tendonitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Peripheral or diabetic neuropathy
There is the possibility of a link between heel pain to bones and connective tissues that surround your heel bone, so it’s important to have a thorough exam to get to the root of your condition.
When should I see a doctor for heel pain?
Your feet shouldn’t be causing you pain, and the longer you go without proper treatment, the worse your underlying condition may become. Our dedicated team at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic recommend coming in for an evaluation if you experience:
- Difficulty bearing weight on your foot
- Swelling, tenderness, or inflammation
- Burning or electrical sensations
- Worsening pain
You can receive digital ultrasound or X-ray imaging services at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic, so you can get diagnosed quickly and get started on treatment right away.
Do I need treatment for heel pain?
Yes! Walking around on sore heels can make you change your gait (the way you walk) to avoid putting pressure on your heels. Over time, this can lead to secondary issues, such as knee, hip, and lower back pain.
At Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic, you can get started on a personalized heel pain treatment plan to relieve current pain and prevent further issues right away. Your heel pain treatment may include:
- Custom orthotics
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Specialized padding
- Bracing, casting, or splinting
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
If you do need surgery to treat your case of heel pain, you can feel confident with our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons. They use the most advanced techniques to repair your heels and remove any damaged tissues, so you can quickly return to your normal activities, without heel pain.
Book your heel pain evaluation at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic and get the relief you need right away. You can conveniently request your heel pain exam either online or over the phone.