There are several conditions that can contribute to heel pain:
Expectations depend on:
- The root cause
- How far the condition has progressed
- And the severity of the pain.
Upon your first visit, we will conduct a thorough examination of your feet, often including an in-office diagnostic ultrasound, digital X-rays and/or a comprehensive gait analysis.
We may also examine the kind of shoes you wear and discuss your lifestyle and level of activity, which helps us rule out any other potential conditions.
Once a diagnosis is made, we employ a mix of treatment options.
- RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation are often recommended to reduce inflammation and allow the foot to heel.
- Orthotics – We use orthotics to address the pain and progression of many foot conditions. Designed to fit closely with your own foot, the custom or semi-custom orthotics relieve stress, supports arches and act as a shock absorber.
- Anti-inflammatory Medications – Many foot conditions involve swelling or inflammation, which can be reduced with over-the-counter and prescribed anti-inflammatories.
- Shoe Changes – You might be surprised how many painful foot conditions are caused by your shoes. We’ll discuss the type of shoes you frequently wear to determine if they may be contributing to your heel pain. We can recommend shoe stores where the staff is trained to properly fit shoes, plus we also have a wide selection of comfortable shoes available.
- Corticosteroid Injections – Some conditions like plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, heel neuromas and heel spurs can be alleviated with corticosteroid injections.
- Surgery – At Lexington Podiatry, we only use surgery as a last resort after all other options have been exhausted. We will never recommend surgery right away, but will instead look for non-invasive alternatives first.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment
Accepted Insurance Providers
There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.