Because so many people suffer with heel pain, our physicians developed the DFW Heel Pain Center of Excellence within our practice to use the most advanced research and latest technology to effectively treat your heel pain. This sections discusses our approaches to heel pain for adults. But children suffer from heel pain as well. Please click here to find out how we treat pediatric heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the large ligament that extends from your heel to your toes. This ligament is designed to help support your arch. In this condition, the fascia becomes irritated and inflamed resulting in heel pain. Read more about plantar fasciitis here.
After proper diagnosis of your plantar fasciitis, we will start a treatment process that is specifically for you. Not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis, therefore; not all heel pain is treated the same. That holds true even if it is plantar fasciitis meaning not everyone responds to the same treatments. And there are several options, so don't get discouraged if you don't respond right away.
We start with conservative therapy unless you have experienced heel pain longer than 1 year. In this case, we may be more aggressive, but that doesn't necessarily mean surgery. We also offer 2 non-surgical options that prevent the majority of our patients with chronic heel pain from ever having surgery. But there are times when surgery is your best option. And if that is the case for you, we will walk you through that process to achieve the best possible outcome.
Whether your heel pain just started or you've had it for years, now is the time to call our office and make your appointment to get rid of your pain.