Heel Pain Specialist

Podiatry Clinic of Jackson

Podiatrists located in Jackson, TN

Stabbing, throbbing, shooting heel pain can make it difficult for you to perform your daily tasks — or even work. With their expertise in modern heel pain treatments, the team at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson can help. They offer several effective heel pain solutions right in their welcoming Jackson, Tennessee, clinic. You can either request an appointment online or call the clinic to schedule.

Heel Pain Q & A

Podiatry Clinic of Jackson

Why do I have heel pain?

You have 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 connective ligaments, muscles, and tendons in each of your feet – pain can stem from any of those components. Your heel bone is the largest bone in your foot and while pain can certainly be a sign of an injury to the bone itself, pain can also be associated with any of the attached soft tissues. Heel pain can occur because of:

  • Heel spurs
  • Bone fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains or strains

In some cases, if you have heel pain, you may also have arch pain. This can occur because you have inflammation or injury to any of the connective bones or tissues in your arch – including your plantar fascia – or because your heel pain becomes so severe, it alters the way you walk. In any case, you have options for relief.  

What is the treatment for heel pain?

Your heel pain treatment depends on what’s causing it, as well as the severity of your symptoms. Common heel pain treatment plans include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching exercises
  • Cortisone injections
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)

It’s important to see a skilled practitioner at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson as soon as your heel or arch pain occurs. Otherwise, if you do have an underlying injury or chronic condition, continuing to work, walk, stand, or exercise each day might make it worse.

Do I need surgery for heel pain?

Possibly. In severe cases, you might need surgery to correct the underlying issue that’s causing your heel or arch pain. If you have plantar fasciitis, for instance, surgically releasing your plantar fascia can often resolve chronic heel and arch pain.

While rare, sometimes surgery is needed to remove heel spurs, too. If you do need surgery for heel or arch pain, you can feel confident that the expert foot and ankle surgeons at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson care for you every step of the way.

The skilled practitioners at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson can get you started on heel and arch pain relief right away. To schedule your evaluation, click on the online booking feature or call the office.