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Easing the pain and inflammation of your heel

Get a correct diagnosis to treat your heel pain properly. Talk to Dr. Mexton Deacon, the experienced podiatrist at Milwaukee Advanced Foot & Ankle Clinic in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Dr. Deacon can expertly diagnose the cause of your heel pain and develop a personalized treatment plan.

What are common causes of heel pain?

Heel pain is rarely a cause for serious concern, but it can be in rare cases.
Here are some potential causes of heel pain:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Heel spur
  • Arthritis
  • Joint inflammation (bursitis)

How can I care for my heel pain at home?

If you experience heel pain accompanied by swelling and limited range of motion, you can:

  • Temporarily stay off the foot
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity
  • Try at-home remedies.
  • Plenty of rest
  • Icing the area to bring down swelling
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Trying new, more comfortable shoes or foot inserts

When should I seek medical attention for heel pain?

When your heel pain can interfere with exercise, your everyday tasks, your occupation, and doesn’t improve with home remedies after a few days, it is best to call a doctor. Dr. Deacon can offer a professional diagnosis and prescribe a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain.

How is heel pain treated?

Before any treatment, Dr. Deacon first performs a comprehensive physical exam. This is to learn more about your condition and discuss your symptoms with you. After consultation, he will closely work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

In most cases, heel pain can be effectively treated with conservative measures. However, if you have a severe heel pain, it is best to call a doctor. Your tendonitis may need surgery to treat. Dr. Deacon excels at the surgery to repair different forms of tendonitis and can provide a consultation.

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