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Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common reasons someone would make an appointment with a podiatrist. If you’re experiencing heel pain and don’t know why or other more conservative methods aren’t providing pain relief, Charlton Adler, DPM, and Laura Adler, DPM, at Adler Foot and Ankle, can help. Expert podiatrists and surgeons offer a wide range of safe and effective treatments to relieve pain and get you back to living the life you love. Call either office in North Miami Beach or Hallandale, Florida, to schedule an appointment. Or book one online today.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why does my heel hurt?

There can be many reasons someone is experiencing heel pain, but one of the most common reasons is inflammation on the bottom of the affected foot. 

Symptoms of heel pain include stabbing pain when you take the first couple of steps in the morning or walk after sitting or standing for an extended amount of time.

Plantar Fascitis is another frequent cause of heel pain. This foot condition is caused by tissue inflammation from the toes, over the arch, and to the heel bone.


What are some conditions that cause heel pain?

Heel pain is common in athletes and people who run regularly. It’s also common for those who stand for long periods without proper support. Pain can also be caused by certain conditions like:

  • Poorly fitting shoes
  • Wearing high heels
  • Prolonged periods on feet
  • Jumping and running on hard surfaces
  • Overuse
  • Injuries
  • Sprains or strains
  • Trauma
  • Excess weight
  • Obesity
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Certain conditions and diseases
  • Heel nerve entrapment 
  • Plantar Fascitis

Thankfully, plantar fasciitis is a treatable condition. With help from the skilled and compassionate podiatrists and surgeons at Adler Foot and Ankle, you can find relief from heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis and get back to the activities you love.


What are some treatments for heel pain?

The experienced podiatrists and foot surgeons at Adler Foot and Ankle can look at your foot and arch and see if you may benefit from custom shoe inserts or orthotics. In addition, you may need medication or specialized treatments to help relieve the heel pain that you are feeling.

Treatment options for heel pain include:

  • Wearing better fitting shoes with greater support
  • Wearing custom shoe inserts
  • Using ice packs to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications
  • Prescribed exercises and splints

Suppose you’re experiencing discomfort and pain in your feet. In that case, it’s essential that you make an appointment with a podiatrist or foot surgeon as soon as possible to determine the root cause and obtain a safe and effective treatment plan.

Contact Adler Foot and Ankle to learn more about heel pain and available treatment options. Call either office to schedule a visit or book a consultation online today.