Expert Diagnosis & Treatment to Relieve Your Pain
Heel pain is one of the more common and painful foot conditions treated by our expert podiatrists. The tricky thing about heel pain is that many of the causes of pain in your heel mimic each other. If your podiatrist does not identify the correct problem, they could be wasting your time and your money; worst of all, they could be doing more harm than good. This is why it is so important that you take the time to find the best podiatrists to diagnose and treat your heel pain. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, our team offers expert treatment for heel pain in Sugar Land, Katy, and Houston, TX.
Common Causes of Heel Pain
The following list gives you an idea of the most common causes of heel pain. As you can see, the conditions that cause severe pain in the heel are numerous and often accompany one another, making correct diagnosis difficult for all but the most experienced podiatrists.
Heel Spurs - 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.
Plantar Fasciitis - 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.
Bursitis - A soft tissue growth on your heel is known as bursitis. This growth is often a sac of fluid or a neuroma. This condition is often mistaken for a heel spur.
Excessive Pronation - 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.
Achilles Tendinitis - Pain at the back of your heel (rather than the underside) is usually caused by a form of Achilles tendinitis. This condition is caused by tearing along your tendon and can be excruciatingly painful.
Bone Bruise - 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 - Both rheumatoid arthritis and gout can cause pain in your feet, including the big toe and the heel.
Will My Heel Pain Ever Go Away?
Absolutely! At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, we have developed a comprehensive heel pain program to alleviate your pain once and for all. The good news is, with appropriate treatment, the pain will resolve 95% of the time without surgery. The bad news is, we can’t predict how fast you’ll respond to treatment. We do know that the longer you wait for us to start your treatment regimen, the longer it will take to resolve.
What Makes Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists so Good at Treating Heel Pain?
Our foot and ankle specialists see heel pain patients every day. We go beyond the standard treatment and use advanced techniques such as ultrasound guidance for steroid injections to improve accuracy and reduce discomfort from the procedure.
Contact Us Today for Treatment for Heel Pain in Sugar Land, Katy & Houston, TX
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (281) 313-0090 to reach our Sugar Land and Katy, TX, offices. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!