If you have not had success treating your persistent or chronic heel pain, it does not mean that your case is a lost cause.
In fact, that’s simply not true for most causes of heel pain in general. The vast majority of heel pain causes can be effectively treated – and without the need for surgery, either!
The best heel pain treatment plan will often differ from patient to patient, simply due to there being so many different possible causes and influences. The methods that work best for one patient may have little or no effect on another, which is why many attempts at at-home “remedies” can fall through.
At Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists, we are experts at getting to the root causes of heel pain and pursuing a course of treatment that gets results. By following a thorough examination and learning more about how your heel pain affects your life, we can start taking action to address your problem at its source.
Here is some more information on a few treatments that are often included in many of our plans. Whatever may be best for you, it’s impossible to know until you take the first step: contact our office for an appointment!
Stretching and Exercises
Many cases of heel pain are the result of soft tissues in the foot enduring too much strain and aggravation. If you have heel pain first thing in the morning, for example, it is a likely sign that the plantar fascia running along the underside of your foot has been overstressed.
Incorporating specific stretches and simple exercises into your day can not only help reduce instances of pain such as that above, but condition your soft tissues to be more durable and injury-resistant overall.
We are happy to not only recommend beneficial stretching regimens to our patients as needed, but provide instructions and demonstrations to help make sure they get the most benefit from them.