Heel Pain Relief in Auburn, AL
Exceptional Heel Care & Treatment for Pain-Free Living
Heel pain is one of the more common and painful foot conditions. At times, it’s also the most challenging to diagnose because many of its causes mimic each other. If your podiatrist doesn’t correctly identify the problem, they could be wasting your time and your money. Worst of all, they could be doing more harm than good. Our board-certified podiatrist at Auburn Foot Care Center has been treating patients seeking heel pain relief in Auburn, AL since 2001. He can help you, too.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
The conditions that cause severe pain in the heel are numerous and often accompany one another, so making the correct diagnosis is difficult for all but the most experienced podiatrists. Some common causes include:
Heel spurs occur at the point where the ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot connect to your heel bone. When this ligament is repeatedly stressed or strained, it causes your body to form a protective bony growth, commonly known as a heel spur.
This condition also deals with injury or stress to the band of ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot. In this case, your ligaments begin to stretch and tear, causing them to become inflamed. This condition can accompany heel spurs and is highly painful.
A soft tissue growth on your heel is known as a bursitis. This growth is often a sac of fluid or a neuroma. This condition is often mistaken for a heel spur.
When flat arches and ankles that sag toward each other affect your gait, a lot of strain is put on the ligaments in your foot. This strain can cause them to become painfully inflamed.
Pain at the back of your heel (rather than the underside) is usually caused by a form of Achilles tendonitis. This condition is caused by tearing along your tendon and can be excruciatingly painful.
Your heel bone can become bruised if your heel strikes something hard, such as a rock, a child’s toy, or another object.
Rheumatoid Arthritis & Gout
Both rheumatoid arthritis and gout can cause pain in your feet, including the big toe and the heel.
Don’t let severe heel pain stop you from enjoying life. Our podiatrist at Auburn Foot Care Center and his exceptional team are here to help you become pain-free!
Learn More About Heel Pain Relief in Auburn, AL Today!
- Review of Your Medical History
- Assessment of Your Problem
- Physical Exam
- Discussion of Recommended Treatment Plan
- All for Only $85!
During your appointment, Dr. Stark and our experienced team will take the time to answer all your questions about our podiatry treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Your comfort is our top priority and we always want to make sure you’re fully educated before making a treatment decision.
Come experience Auburn Foot Care Center! You’ll see for yourself that our board-certified podiatrist and team offer 5-star-rated foot care you can count on!
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Auburn, AL our podiatrist and team at Auburn Foot Care Center also provide 5-star-rated podiatry care to patients from Opelika, Lake Martin, Montgomery, Dadeville, Alexander City & Stillwater, AL, and surrounding areas.