Your feet are an important part to your everyday comfort and it’s important that any pain you’re feeling is addressed as soon as possible. If you’re dealing with heel pain, it could be a sign of something more serious and should be addressed so that you can start feeling comfortable again and participating in your favorite activities. Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Niceville, FL, can explain what may be causing your heel pain and how it can be treated.
Dealing with Your Heel Pain
Heel pain can be caused by a few different things but is often linked to plantar fasciitis. This type of heel pain usually feels stiff and sore and can make it difficult for you to feel comfortable walking after sitting or being dormant for an extended period of time. You usually won’t feel pain while doing activities but will start feeling stiffness and pain after sitting for a short period of time.
Your podiatrist might recommend a few methods to deal with your heel pain. They may suggest some stretching exercises to perform every night. This can help loosen up your foot as well as strengthen certain parts of it, which will ease your pain. You may also need to wear splints while you sleep at night and custom orthotics in your shoes during the day. This will help provide support and cushioning to your feet at all times.
In persistent cases, your podiatrist might recommend laser treatments and Advanced non-steroidal injection therapies as well. It is extremely rare that surgery is necessary.
Contact Your Podiatrist Today
Heel pain can be a serious condition. Don’t let heel pain take over your life and stop you from enjoying your favorite activities. Contact Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Niceville, FL, to learn about dealing with heel pain. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (850) 862-4119.