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Heel Pain

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis) is an irritation of the ligament running along the bottom of the foot and attaching to the heel, commonly causing pain upon arising in the morning or following increased activity. In fact, plantar fascitis, or "heel spur syndrome", is one of the most successfully treated foot disorders. For most cases, progressive but conservative therapies such as custom orthotics or physical therapy can cure this condition.

Prevention

Wear cushioned shoes with a s lightly elevated heel. Insert an arch support to decrease pressure on the heel.

When to Call a Doctor

If discomfort persists, contact Dr. Eric J. Paul who may recommend custom orthoses, professional treatment, or surgical correction if conservative care fails to resolve discomfort.

Surgery

The latest technology is now available for heel pain in the form of a non-invasive, painless wave-therapy called EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Therapy). Also available are minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic surgical correction.