Sports Medicine: Got heel pain? We’ve got solutions.

bay area heel painIf you’re suffering from heel pain, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 of my patients complain of some type of discomfort or strain in the heel. The good news is, you don’t have to resign yourself to living with this chronic pain.

Why is heel pain so common?

Because it’s the biggest bone in the foot, the heel absorbs a great deal of impact. When it becomes strained or inflamed, the simple act of walking can be incredibly painful—or even impossible. If you’re a runner or athlete, heel pain can develop with ongoing impact and pressure on the bone. Heel pain can also be caused by arthritis, infections, autoimmune deficiencies, excessive weight gain, and neurological issues.

Get on the path to heel health

If you’ve already tried rest, ice, compression, massage, or insoles, and any of the following still apply, it’s best to schedule an examination:

  • Your heel is severely painful or swollen, and the pain has lasted for several days or longer
  • Walking is extremely painful or impossible
  • You find yourself compensating for the pain by changing your gait or posture, which can lead to other injuries
  • You are unable to stand on your tiptoes or bend your foot in either direction
  • Your heel is painful even when you’re at rest
  • You are experiencing numbness or tingling in your heel

Proven heel pain treatments

Using our customized heel pain treatment program, 85% of our patients experience 80% improvement in just three weeks. 90% are 90% improved in two months, and > 95% of my patients are symptom free in six months. With a little patience and the right expert guidance, heel pain will become a thing of the past.

Click here to contact us or Call us now at 510-521-3410 to schedule an exam and get the treatment you need for pain-free living! ~ Dr. Jeffrey J Niccoli  Board-Certified, Alameda Family Podiatry Group. Serving  Bay Area patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, and Alameda

 

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