Heel pain can be caused by repetitive stress injury from work and exercise. In fact, improper arch support can cause tiny tears in your plantar fascia (the tissue that forms your arch) that often-radiate pain to the heel. Heel pain can also be caused by wearing tight-fitting shoes like high heels. Having heel pain and discomfort can cause you to alter the way you walk, creating pronation problems, and knee, back, and hip pain. Your foot doctor can correct all of these problems with custom orthotics.
Since heel pain has so many potential causes and treatments, be sure to consult with your foot doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. The foot experts at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Our team of doctors, including Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (520) 575-0800.