Within our feet, the heel is the largest of the twenty-six bones. Each day, the heel is responsible for making sure that we can walk and complete many of our tasks, with the advantage of being able to stand upright. At Muroff Podiatry of Ronkonkoma, we understand the importance of taking care of heel pain. While at the same time, we also are aware that the members of our Ronkonkoma community lead active lives that often prevent them from paying attention to heel pain. In this case, we do not want our patients to take an over-the-counter painkiller and rest their feet on their off days. Instead, we want to defeat heel pain by providing non-invasive treatment. If you are experiencing pain and redness or swelling that often accompany foot injuries, it may be time to visit a podiatrist.
At Muroff Podiatry of Ronkonkoma, we are equipt with years of experience to diagnose and treat heel pain. For example, possible diagnoses that you can expect would include:
Plantar Fasciitis – inflammation in the band of muscle tissue (the fascia) that connects your heel bone to the base of your foot.
Heel Spur – a calcium deposit that forms where the fascia connects to your heel bone and has the appearance of a protruding piece of bone.
Achilles Tendonitis – pain in the back of your heel that is caused by inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
Our goal with treatment is to make it as non-invasive as possible so that you only have to be off your feet for a minimal amount of time. Once you have been diagnosed, our doctor will provide a specially tailored regimen of exercises, stretches, and recommend a supple amount of rest that is sure to get you comfortably back on your feet. After meeting with our specialists, you will be walking out our door pain-free in no time at all!
Don’t live another day with heel pain. Make an appointment with Muroff Podiatry of Ronkonkoma today! We look forward to meeting with you!