Looking for a doctor to help with your heel pain foot condition in or around San Francisco, the Bay Area, or Sacramento? San Francisco Foot and Ankle Center can diagnose and treat your heel pain condition.
Pain in the bottom or the back of the heel can be caused by a vast number of reasons. Proper diagnosis and treatment requires evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist to ensure it is correctly assessed.
Conservative treatment for plantar fasciitis begins with stretching exercises, icing, and modifications in shoe gear. If the pain does not resolve, your podiatrist may treat with taping and padding, custom orthotics, corticosteroid injections, shockwave treatment, night splints or physical therapy. These are all conservative treatments that are targeted to relieve the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. If conservative treatments do not relieve the pain, surgical intervention may be required.