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Heel Pain Specialist

Lionel G. Hausman, D.P.M.

Podiatrist located in 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

Heel pain can lead to debilitating shooting and stabbing pains with each and every step you take. If you have heel pain, see how Lionel G. Hausman, DPM, in the 3rd Avenue, New York City, can help. They provide a wide variety of cutting-edge heel pain solutions, so you can get relief from lingering foot pain. Book your heel pain evaluation online, or call the office directly.

Heel Pain Q & A

What Causes Heel Pain?

Of the 26 bones in each of your feet, your heel bone is the largest. Since your heel is connected to dozens of muscles and connective tissues and always seems to bear the brunt of each step you take, many types of issues can lead to heel pain. Some of the most common causes of heel pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Bone bruises
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Improper footwear
  • Bursitis or arthritis

Because heel pain is highly likely to worsen and progress with each step you take, it’s important to have it evaluated and start treatment early.

When Should I See a Podiatrist for Heel Pain?

Even though you should ideally visit with Dr. Hausman as your heel pain starts, it’s particularly important to schedule an evaluation if your heel pain starts lowering your quality of life. You should see a podiatrist for heel pain if you experience:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot

Dr. Hausman may request digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging to help confirm what’s causing your heel pain. Once they diagnose you, they can work with you to find a course of treatment solutions that can provide relief.

How is Heel Pain Treated?

Treating heel pain often involves a multifaceted approach to both relieve your symptoms and to help your affected tissues heal. Your heel pain treatment plan may include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing, splinting, or wrapping

Depending on what’s causing your heel pain, you might need surgery. No matter how minor or how severe your heel pain may be, rest assured, Dr. Hausman works diligently to find an effective solution.

Before your heel pain worsens, get started on treatment today. Click on the online scheduler to book, or call the practice.