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Heel Pain Specialist

Worman Foot & Ankle Associates

Podiatry located in Largo, FL

Stabbing, throbbing, and burning sensations in your heel aren’t anything you should learn to live with each day. With the help of top-rated podiatrist Jeffrey Worman, DPM, of Worman Foot & Ankle Associates, you can receive effective heel pain treatment in Largo, Florida. Click on the online scheduling feature to book your heel pain evaluation or call the clinic directly to book a visit.

Heel Pain Q & A

What causes heel pain?

You have dozens of bones in each of your feet, but your heel bone is the largest. Because your heel bone keeps connective tissues and muscles linked together, a number of issues could be causing ongoing heel pain. For instance, you can experience minor to severe heel pain due to:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Heel spur
  • Bone tumors
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome 

Heel pain can stem from an acute injury, such as a slip and fall, or it can be the result of an overuse injury from exercising or playing sports. In any case, it’s important to find the underlying cause and get started on treatment before your heel pain-causing condition gets any worse.

Do I need treatment for heel pain?

Yes. After all, it’s nearly impossible to stay off of your feet to give injured bones and tissues ample time to heal. It’s particularly important to schedule a heel pain exam at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates if you experience:

  • Arch pain
  • Swelling near your heel
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your foot
  • Limited range-of-motion in your foot or ankle

At Worman Foot & Ankle Associates, Dr. Worman customizes a heel pain treatment plan to relieve your current pain and inflammation, while also promoting healing.

Which heel pain treatment is best?

The best type of heel pain treatment depends on the cause of your foot discomfort. In many cases though, it’s best to combine different therapies. Your foot pain treatment plan from Worman Foot & Ankle Associates can include any of the following treatments.

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Stretching exercises
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If you have heel spur syndrome, arthritic tissue damage, damaged connective tissues, or another complex issue, Dr. Worman at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates could recommend surgery. Because of is expertise in modern minimally invasive surgical techniques, you can expect fast relief with little downtime after your heel pain surgery.

Before your heel pain starts lowering your quality of life, get started on treatment at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates. Book your heel pain evaluation online or call the office directly.