Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Heel Pain?

This is a common question that I get from patients. Most people with heel pain get relief with standard treatments in a reasonable amount of time. However, a small portion of people have lingering pain even with multiple and varying treatments. In some cases you can get quick relief only to have the pain return and the same treatments started all over again!

There can be many reasons for this lingering frustrating heel pain course. No matter what treatment you have, you are still putting regular pressure from simple everyday waking.  This can slow or stop the healing process. Other reasons may include an incorrect diagnosis of the cause of the pain or the cause of the heel pain not being addressed at all. Some treatments may only address the symptoms and not the cause.

In my opinion one of the main reasons for heel pain treatment failure is that the body had turned off its own internal healing mechanisms. When this occurs, many doctors will keep using cortisone which actually makes the problem worse.  Or your doctor may suggest surgery. We offer you many better options for heel pain relief that use the natural healing power of your body.

There are excellent alternatives to address failed heel pain treatments. At Advanced Podiatry in Tampa, we have developed alternative protocols to finally stop your pain and promote the natural healing of your body.  This can help you avoid cortisone and surgery, two treatments that are more destructive than regenerative. Treatments with prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma represent a breakthrough option for you to heal. These treatments are considered “Regenerative Medicine”.

If you have heel pain or other foot and ankle pain that will not get better, call us for treatment options that are advanced and not offered by other doctors.  Regenerative medicine is your answer to true healing not just a band-aid.  Call us at (813) 875-0555 or on the web at

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