Heel pain is one of the most common problems we treat at EFA. We offer both innovative conservative care and advanced surgical techniques to help you lead an active lifestyle.

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Heel Pain Q & A

What is the most common cause of heel pain?

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Pain may be experienced in the morning with the first few steps and sometimes improves with walking. This can be a nagging pain that may last for months without treatment.

What are other common causes of heel pain?

Some of the most common causes of this debilitating condition are:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Haglund's bump
  • Bursa
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Heel spur

What are some treatment options for heel pain?

Treatment options often begin with oral anti-inflammatory medications, stretching exercises, bracing, physical therapy and a steroid injection. Some conditions may be treated with regenerative medicine such as PRP.

Surgical options are reserved in the case of failed conservative treatment. Some procedures we offer include:

  • Plantar fascia release (open or endoscopic)
  • Achilles tendon debridement
  • Resection of the Halund’s bump
  • Resection of the Bursa
  • Release of nerve entrapment
  • Debridement of the heel spur

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