Heel Pain Specialist

Parkchester Family Podiatry -  - Podiatry

Parkchester Family Podiatry

Podiatry located in Bronx, NY

Whether you start your day with aching heels or the pain develops throughout the day and affects your job performance, heel pain is never something you should ignore. If you struggle with ongoing heel pain, contact Asima Chaudhry, DPM, and Richard Steiner, DPM, at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC in the Bronx for a comprehensive podiatric foot evaluation. You can conveniently book your heel pain exam online or call the New York City office today.

Heel Pain Q & A

Why do my heels hurt?

Of the 26 different bones in each of your feet, the heel bone is the biggest. It’s known for absorbing tremendous shock with every step you take, which is amplified if you run or jump. 

Heel pain may be a sign of a direct injury to your heel bone, such as a fracture. But it can also be a sign of damage or deterioration to surrounding structures. If your heels are causing discomfort, any of the following issues may be to blame:

  • Heel spurs
  • Bone bruise
  • Ankle sprain 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Excessive pronation 
  • Haglund’s deformity (pump bump)

It’s even possible for arthritis to cause pain in your heels. Because many of these underlying issues worsen over time, it’s important to come in to Parkchester Family Podiatry PC as soon as discomfort begins. 

Do I need to see a podiatrist for heel pain?

Yes. Aching, throbbing feet can seriously lower your quality of life and cause you to miss out on enjoyable activities. The podiatrists at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC encourage you to come in to the office for a heel pain evaluation if you’re experiencing any of the following problems:

  • Redness
  • Swelling 
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stiffness 
  • Sharp or shooting pains

If you’re having difficulty bearing weight on your injured foot or if your heel pain causes you to miss work, schedule an exam right away. These may be signs of serious issues, such as connective tissue ruptures or fractures. 

Which heel pain treatments are available?

Parkchester Family Podiatry PC is known for providing the most up-to-date foot and ankle treatments available. 

Your podiatrist examines your feet, observes how you walk and tries to recreate the discomfort you experience, so they can more accurately diagnose you. On-site digital X-ray imaging may also be necessary.

Once your podiatrist determines why you have heel pain, they talk with you about treatment options. Some of the most effective solutions for resolving heel pain include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Braces or splints, including night splints
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Compression bandages
  • Custom orthotics 
  • Footwear changes
  • Cortisone shots
  • Physical therapy
  • Icing sessions

Surgery is sometimes necessary to treat underlying heel pain issues, especially if you have a stubborn heel spur or broken bone. But Parkchester Family Podiatry PC provides advanced minimally invasive foot surgeries, so you can get all of your needs met with one doctor.

Learn more about advanced heel pain solutions offered at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC by booking a foot exam today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office today.