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
- 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.
To learn more about arthritis and personalized treatment plans, please feel free to contact us.