Posts for: May, 2017

By Coastal Foot and Ankle Associates
May 17, 2017
Category: Foot Health
Tags: Heel Pain  

There are several different types and causes of pain in the feet. Some of the most common types of foot pain are felt in the heels. Heel heel painpain can make everything from standing to walking uncomfortable. A podiatrist can evaluate your feet and diagnose the cause of the pain so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. In Pearland and Houston, TX, heel pain is treated by Dr. Mark Moss at Coastal Foot & Ankle Associates.

Heel Pain

Heel pain can be caused by repeated stress to the heel of the foot. Certain types of workouts and regular participation in athletic activities can expose the feet to a lot of stress, which can lead to heel pain. Achilles tendonosis (also called tendonitis) and plantar fasciitis and the two most common types of heel pain. Pain is felt behind the heel with achilles tendonosis and on the bottom of the heel with plantar fasciitis. Both conditions can make walking, running and other activities painful. A podiatrist can recommend the right type of treatment for your heel pain.

Treatment Options

Several different options are available for treating heel pain in the Pearland and Houston area. The type of treatment you undergo will depend on the type and cause of your heel pain. Treatment options include:

  • Foot surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Doctor or physical therapist prescribed stretches
  • Orthotic foot supports or shoe inserts
  • Supportive shoes that fit properly
  • Resting the feet and heels
  • Prescription medications, including corticosteroids and other pain or anti-inflammatory medications

Whatever different foot issues are causing your pain, there is a treatment that can help. For treatment of heel pain, contact Coastal Foot & Ankle Associates to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss. Call (281) 484-2400 for the Houston office location or (281) 485-2988 for the Pearland office.