Heel Pain

Animas Foot & Ankle -  - Podiatry

Animas Foot & Ankle

Podiatry located in Durango, CO

Heel pain can lead to debilitating shooting and stabbing pains with each and every step you take. If you have heel pain, see how the caring podiatrists at Animas Foot & Ankle in Durango, Colorado, can help. They provide a wide variety of cutting-edge heel pain solutions, so you can get relief from lingering foot pain. Book your heel pain evaluation online, or call your closest office directly.

Heel Pain Q & A

What Causes Heel Pain?

Of the 26 bones in each of your feet, your heel bone is the largest. Since your heel is connected to dozens of muscles and connective tissues and always seems to bear the brunt of each step you take, many types of issues can lead to heel pain. Some of the most common causes of heel pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Bone bruises
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Improper footwear
  • Bursitis or arthritis

Because heel pain is highly likely to worsen and progress with each step you take, it’s important to have it evaluated and start treatment early.

When Should I See a Podiatrist for Heel Pain?

Even though you should ideally visit with the podiatry team at Animas Foot & Ankle as soon as your heel pain starts, it’s particularly important to schedule an evaluation if your heel pain starts lowering your quality of life. You should see a podiatrist for heel pain if you experience:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot

Your podiatrist at Animas Foot & Ankle may request digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging to help confirm what’s causing your heel pain. Once they diagnose you, they can work with you to find a course of treatment solutions that can provide relief.

How is Heel Pain Treated?

Treating heel pain often involves a multifaceted approach to both relieve your symptoms and to help your affected tissues heal. Your heel pain treatment plan at Animas Foot & Ankle may include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing, splinting, or wrapping
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)

Depending on what’s causing your heel pain, you might need surgery. The skilled foot and ankle surgeons at Animas Foot & Ankle use minimally invasive measures to repair damaged tissues or to release tense connective tissues, such as with plantar fasciitis. No matter how minor or how severe your heel pain may be, rest assured, the caring team at Animas Foot & Ankle works diligently to find an effective solution.

Before your heel pain worsens, get started on treatment at Animas Foot & Ankle. Click on the online scheduler to book, or call your nearby location.

What we offer

Foot & Ankle Services