Heel Pain Specialist

Huntington Beach Foot Doctors

Podiatrists located in Huntington Beach, CA

For every mile you walk, your feet endure 60 tons of stress. While your heel is designed to handle the heavy load, overexertion often causes heel pain. Before your heel pain interferes with your everyday activities, call or make an appointment online today at Huntington Beach Foot Doctors in Huntington Beach, California.

Heel Pain Q & A

What is heel pain?

Your heel absorbs the impact of your body weight when undertaking any form of physical exertion or weight-bearing exercise. Heel pain results from small, repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than your body can heal them.

What causes heel pain?

It’s crucial to visit Huntington Beach Foot Doctors if you experience heel pain because there could be several reasons for your discomfort. The most common include:

Heel spurs

Also referred to as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs are the most common cause of heel pain.

Heel spurs result from inflammation to the band that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes. This condition results from extensive running, walking, or standing, as well as changes in surfaces, poor shoe support, obesity, or overuse.

Heel bursitis

You have a fluid-filled fibrous sac called the bursa under your heel bone. Inflammation due to a fall causes a condition known as heel bursitis. Heel bursitis is associated with heel pain that’s more near the center of your heel, rather than the pain experienced with plantar fasciitis.

Pain behind your heel

Pain behind your heel often indicates inflammation in the area where your Achilles tendon meets your heel bone. This type of heel pain results from too much running and from wearing shoes that either cut or rub into the back of your heel.

Pain behind your heel builds over time and often gets accompanied by thick, red, swollen skin, or a tender, warm-feeling bump on the back of your heel.

How is heel pain diagnosed?

To ascertain the reason for your heel pain, Huntington Beach Foot Doctors reviews your medical history and examines your heel. They look and feel for signs of tenderness and swelling. Imaging techniques can help further establish the reason for your heel pain.

How is heel pain treated?

Treatment depends on the cause of your heel pain. Some of the recommendations Huntington Beach Foot Doctors offers to relieve heel pain include:

  • Rest
  • Special exercises
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Foot supports
  • New shoes

If heel pain is causing you discomfort, call or make an appointment online today at Huntington Beach Foot Doctors in Huntington Beach, California.