Heel Pain Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Throbbing, aching, swollen heels are often a sign of plantar fasciitis, injury, or even arthritis. If you suffer from heel pain on a daily basis, contact the board-certified podiatrists of About Feet Podiatry Center right away. They provide conservative and minimally invasive surgical treatment options in Exton, Pennsylvania. Book your heel pain evaluation online, or call to speak with a team member to schedule over the phone.

Heel Pain Q&A

Why do I have heel pain?

Because it’s the largest bone in your foot and one of the first to absorb shock with each step you take, your heel bone is prone to injury, damage, and wear-and-tear. If you’re experiencing heel pain, it could be caused by or related to:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • High arches
  • Flat feet 
  • Heel spurs
  • Obesity 
  • Arthritis 
  • Fractures 

Chronic heel pain may even be caused by wearing nonsupportive footwear every day, especially if you have to stand or walk on hard or flat surfaces all day for work. 


When should I get treatment for heel pain?

The caring providers at About Feet Podiatry Center encourage you to come in for an evaluation if heel pain seems to be a daily occurrence for you, especially if it affects your work, school, or sports performance. You should also come in for a heel pain exam if you experience:

  • Arch pain
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your foot
  • Swelling on the inside of your ankle
  • Pain that worsens after periods of inactivity

Even if your heel pain seems minor now, it’s important to come in to About Feet Podiatry Center. After all, it’s nearly impossible to stay off your feet, and every step you take could be worsening your condition. 


Do I need surgery to treat heel pain?

In most cases, conservative treatments will fully resolve your heel pain. Your podiatrist at About Feet Podiatry Center is likely going to start you off with a personalized conservative treatment plan before thinking about surgery. Treating heel pain nonsurgically can include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroid injection therapy
  • Specialized padding
  • Foot strapping or taping
  • Stretching exercises
  • Prefabricated vs. custom orthotics
  • Night splint
  • Physical therapy
  • Footwear modification
  • Steroid injection therapy

Sometimes though, surgery is the best route for treating heel pain if conservative measures aren’t effective. Using minimally invasive measures, your podiatrist can remove bone spurs, or repair or release the painful portion of connective tissue associated with painful plantar fasciitis.

About Feet Podiatry Center has on-site surgical rooms available. This allows you to receive all of your heel pain surgical and postoperative care with your dedicated podiatrist under one roof. 

You can get pain relief for serious heel pain at About Feet Podiatry Center. Find out more by booking a heel pain evaluation online or by calling to schedule over the phone.