Heel Pain can be Managed

Heel pain can be caused for a variety of reasons, such as foot complications or long periods of stress placed on the feet. Heel pain can cause many problems since it can interfere with day to day activities. There is no magic way of eliminating it; however, determining the exact cause of it helps for better and more targeted treatment.

Heel pain causes discomfort to the lower region of the heel of the foot and can spread to the arch when not treated timely. This discomfort can be caused by conditions such as heel spurs, plantar fasciitisarthritisAchilles tendonitis or deformities since they cause imbalances in the structure of the foot and lead to heel issues. Also, when the foot is misaligned, it can also cause unequal amounts of pain on the heel due to the way forces of pressure are applied to it when walking. It’s important to remember that the foot supports the rest of the body and heel pain can radiate throughout the body for this reason.

Treatment for this condition includes:

At Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM located in Chicago, Illinois, podiatrist Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPMunderstands that each foot has its own reason for heel pain and will work with you to provide treatment that’s tailored to your heel. Please make an appointment by calling our office at (773) 561-8100 and check out our Patient Education Library to see how other foot and ankle conditions can lead to heel pain and what you can do stop them from happening.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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