At Heart of Texas Heel Pain Center, our team of specialists is dedicated to offering a comprehensive set of treatments for heel pain, from traditional remedies to the latest and most advanced technologies and protocols. Each patient who walks through our doors receives our undivided attention, complete focus, and a treatment plan focused on helping them achieve their goals as quickly as possible.
Read on to learn more about some of the treatment options we offer.
Traditional Conservative Care
When heel pain first strikes, tried-and-true remedies are often the first line of defense. Conservative, traditional care remedies are often effective pain relievers, especially when they are used early in the process—before symptoms get out of hand.
Of course, the best treatment options will vary depending on the diagnosis. However, common remedies may include:
- RICE. This stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In short, give your feet a break for a bit. Avoid activities that are painful, and use a combination of ice, compression wraps, and propping your feet up to keep the swelling down, soothe pain, and allow your tissues to heal.
- Physical therapy. Depending on the injury, stretches and exercise for your heels, arches, and/or calves can relieve discomfort.
- Braces or splints. Devices such as these can keep your calves elongated at night, reducing the pain you feel when you take your first steps of the morning.
- Custom Orthotics. If your pain is related to a structural flaw in your feet or abnormality in your walking gait, shoe inserts are often an effective remedy. These range from simple, mass-produced arch supports to full contact orthotics custom-made for each individual foot.
The vast majority of heel pain conditions can be treated effectively before surgery even becomes a consideration. However, once in a while, a more aggressive approach is needed. Our expert surgical team will carefully review your condition and go over your options with you carefully. We’ll also ensure you get all the instructions, information, and support you need to manage your recovery and rehabilitation program successfully.