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Owensboro Heel Pain/Fasciitis | KY | Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Stiffness, Heel Tenderness

Dr. Sheldon D. Simon

Foot & Ankle Specialist

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270-683-4844

1915 West Parrish Avenue, Suite 300

Owensboro, KY 42301

Heel Pain/Fasciitis

 

Heel pain is an extremely common and potentially disruptive affliction that has many possible causes, including stress fractures, arthritis, nerve irritation, cysts, tendonitis and most often, plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue that connects the heel to the toes becomes inflamed. This inflammation causes pain on the bottom of the heel that can continue to grow in intensity over time.

You may be prone to developing this painful condition if the mechanics of your feet aren’t ideal, such as flat feet or excessively high arches, or if you have poor alignment in your feet that causes you to walk on the inner or outer edges of your feet. Overweight individuals may be more likely to develop plantar fasciitis and it can occur from spending hours on the feet in shoes that offer little or no support.

Treatment options for plantar fasciitis included an effective stretching regimen, icing, footwear modifications, anti-inflammatory medications and weigh reduction to lessen the impact on the feet. More severe cases may be treated with additional padding and orthotic devices, the use of a walking cast, night splints and physical therapy. If you are experiencing heel pain, visit with one of our podiatry specialists to learn if you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis.

 
 
 
Dr. Sheldon D. Simon Foot & Ankle Specialist is a certified Podiatrist specializing in Orthopedic Pain, Diabetic Foot Care, Pediatric Foot Care, Treatment of Bunions, Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Athlete's Foot, Calluses, Haglund's Deformity, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Ingrown Toenails, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Running Injuries, Sprains/Strains, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all Personal, Sports and Work related injuries serving the following locations: Owensboro, Henderson, Breckinridge County, KY, Muhlenberg County, KY & Ohio County, KY.
1915 West Parrish Avenue, Suite 300
Owensboro, KY 42301

270-683-4844