One of the most common reasons that patients come to our podiatry office is heel pain. Today, is no reason to continue suffering with heel pain or other types of foot pain. If you are experiencing problems with any type of foot discomfort, you will want to visit our podiatry practice, Robert L. Potempa, DPM for complete diagnosis and care. When you need foot pain treatment in Chicago, you can do no better than to be seen by our expert and highly trained podiatrist, Dr. Robert L. Potempa.
At our foot care practice, our podiatrist believes that patients should be thoroughly informed regarding their condition and the treatment options available. For patients suffering with plantar fasciitis heel pain, our doctor offers a 10-minute, 3-stitch procedure for treatment. This treatment option is offered when prescription orthotics are no longer sufficient to help our patient who is suffering with plantar fasciitis. Heel pain can be caused by many different reasons. It is generally caused by overusing the foot, and not by a specific foot injury. Heel pain can also be caused by wearing shoes that provide poor foot support, running on hard surfaces, or perhaps even landing on a hard surface. If you need foot pain treatment in Chicago, we urge you to see our expert doctor who helps patients who are suffering foot or heel pain caused by all different problems.
If you have heel pain, or heel spurs, they can be associated with an inflammation of the band of tissues that runs along the bottom of the foot; it runs from the ball of the foot to the heel. This inflammation is called plantar fasciitis. It is a very common problem of athletes who run and jump a lot. Plantar fasciitis can be a very painful foot problem. It occurs when the plantar fascia becomes strained over a period of time. This can cause inflammation, pain, and even the development of a bone spur which then attaches to the heel bone. This inflammation can be made worse by shoes that lacks support, especially, in the arch area. When you walk after a period of rest, you may experience a sudden elongation of the fascia band which stretches and creates heel pain. This pain may lessen after you walk but it will often return after an extended period of rest or after long periods of walking. For complete foot pain treatment in Chicago, including pain treatment for plantar fasciitis or other heel pain, contact us today.