Treatment Options for Heel Pain
When it comes to the heel pain running subject, treatment options largely depend on the underlying cause. In most cases, MLS Laser Therapy and custom orthotics are the best options.
MLS Laser Therapy
MLS Laser Therapy is a noninvasive treatment that relies on the use of light to alleviate pain and inflammation. During MLS Laser Therapy sessions, two wavelengths are used together to reach into the painful area and thereby minimizing swelling and inflammation and treating pain.
The body absorbs the wavelengths of light, which promotes cellular activities such as increased vasodilation, enzyme production, increased production of collagen, and more. All these effects help keep heels healthy and minimize pain.
The benefits of MLS Laser Therapy are scientifically-confirmed. For example, a study from Medicine (Baltimore) confirmed the effectiveness of laser therapy for plantar fasciitis. The results persisted for three months after the treatment.
It’s important to keep in mind MLS Laser Therapy is painless, and one session usually lasts 10 to 12 minutes. Besides plantar fasciitis, laser therapy can help with sports injuries, arthritis, tendon injuries, and wounds.
Since heel pain has a major impact on a range of motion and flexibility, orthotics are a good way to improve comfort and move more easily. The exact choice of orthotics varies from one patient to another, depending on the cause of heel pain and its severity. For instance, night splints are useful for people with plantar fasciitis.
Some people can benefit from heel seats and other inserts for their footwear. Inserts provide both support and comfort. For the best results, custom orthotics are the answer because they are adapted to each patient specifically. These amazing devices provide your feet with the best support and realign your entire body. This provides pain relief throughout your body, and gives your heel much-needed comfort.
Let Us Help You Get Back to Running Without Heel Pain!
Heel pain can be distracting, frustrating, and overwhelming. It can affect your motivation to keep running and ruin your mood. But it doesn’t have to remain that way forever. Your heel pain is manageable, and with the right approach, you can resume your favorite activity.
Make sure to contact Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists today. You can call our office at 313-582-6222, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment. Our doctors will fully evaluate your heel pain so that you can receive a treatment plan that will help you get back to running without pain.