About Heel Pain

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Heel Pain Overview

Heel pain is mild to severe pain on the bottom of the foot. Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) foot and ankle specialists prescribe customized treatment plans to dramatically reduce pain and treat the injury or condition causing it. An appointment should be made as soon as pain presents.

Symptoms & Causes

Heel pain symptoms include:

  • Burning pain
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Common heel pain causes include:

  • Bone spurs
  • Heel bruises
  • Overuse
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Poorly cushioned footwear

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options treat the majority of cases of heel pain. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA foot and ankle specialist may recommend:

  • Foot and calf stretching exercises
  • Footwear changes
  • Immobilization in a cast, splint, or boot
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Orthotics
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
  • Steroid injections
  • Shoe inserts

Multiple treatment options are usually prescribed for maximum pain relief.

Make an Appointment
with A Foot & Ankle Specialist

Please make an appointment with a CONA foot and ankle specialist if you experience heel pain and would like a treatment solution.

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1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
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220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
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