The key to treating any foot or ankle problem, including heel pain, is to identify the source of the problem. In most cases, heel pain results from an unstable foot and arch. This instability leads to over stretching of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. This leads to breakdown of these structures over time which creates a vicious cycle of further instability. Whether you are active or not, the key to solving your heel problem is a customized orthotic or arch support. If you don’t address the cause then treatments may be short-lived and less effective.
If you suffer from heel pain or other foot and ankle pain, call my Tampa office and we will make you an appointment (often same-day) to get you back on your feet quickly. 813-875-0555