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Diagnosis

The cause of the heel pain is diagnosed by studying your medical history. The doctor will examine your heel by observing and feeling for signs of swelling and tenderness. The doctor might perform a diagnostic X-ray if necessary.

Treatment
Treatment of heel pain completely relies on the causes. The conventional treatments are –

  • Rest from activities that causes stress on the heel
  • Applying ice packs to help pain and inflammation
  • Regular exercise and foot massage
  • Wearing proper shoes, heel cups, professional heel straps and night splints

Other treatments include –

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (topical or oral)
  • Analgesics
  • Surgery may be recommended in cases of heel spurs, bursitis and fracture of heel bone.

Prevention
Following are the few steps to avoid heel pain –

  • Wearing proper fitting shoes
  • Reduce weight if you are obese
  • Using shoe inserts
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Houston Foot and Ankle Specialists

Physicians at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports medicine are trained in the treatment of most foot and ankle problems. They are trained in the treatment of complex foot problems, forefoot deformities (bunions, hammer toes, etc.), ankle injuries, fractures/dislocations, major and minor foot/ankle reconstructions, ankle replacements, minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy, and non-operative management of foot and ankle problems, including treating the special populations, including diabetics and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to common surgical options, advanced techniques include ankle arthroscopy, subtalar arthroscopy, deformity correction with internal or external fixation (Ilizarov/ring fixation) and ankle replacement.

Drs Elbaz and Brooks now perform Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, shin splints, peroneal tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis or partial tears. PRP stimulates a more rapid healing of tendon, ligament, muscle and bone.

Contact us today to Schedule an Appointment or call us at 281-955-2650 to learn more about our Foot and Ankle Treatment options.

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  • 1Professional Building II At North Cypress Medical Center
  • 2North Cypress Professional Building At Lakewood Crossing
  • 3North Cypress Professional Building At Towne Lake
  • 4Houston Professional Building

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