Heel pain is Dr. Edward Lang's specialty and it has been for over thirty years. His Heel Good™Protocol for plantar fasciitis has helped thousands of patients reverse heel pain. Make an appointment and reclaim your foot health today!
Types of Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains and strains
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Reactive arthritis
Heel Pain Therapies May Include
- Evaluation of shoe gear
- Custom-made orthotics
- Steroid therapy, which reduces inflammation and gives the plantar fascia an opportunity to heal
- Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy
- Red Light Laser Therapy/Cold Laser
- Specialized Stretches
- Diet and Lifestyle Changes
Most Common Type of Heel Pain is Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis, a term used by physicians to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot, is also often referred to as heel spur syndrome. Moreover, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone.
Most Common Cause of Plantar Fasciitis
Incurring an Injury or bruise due to walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces.
Additional Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
- Metabolic syndromes
- Autoimmune disease
- Wearing poorly fitting shoes
- An inflammatory diet rich in sugar, carbohydrates and processed foods
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain, especially when taking those first morning steps
- Sensation of heat
Feel Good with our Heel Good™ Plantar Fasciitis Protocol
Dual therapies are used concomitantly to direct your body's immune system to reduce inflammation thereby stimulating the healing process. The Heel Good ™ Protocol is a fascia focused, four-week, evidence based treatment plan designed to get you out of discomfort without the use of steroid injections.
When Conservative Treatment Fails
It's uncommon, but when conservative treatment fails, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF), a minimally invasive and minimally traumatic surgical treatment may be recommended. EPF is indicated for the release of the proximal medial aspect of the fascia in cases that do not respond to aggressive, non-surgical therapies. Recovery is often speedy and patients are back in their shoes within 48 hours after surgery.
For more information on healing heel pain in New Orleans or Metairie, LA call us (504) 897-3627. Click here to request an appointment.