Heel Pain is also referred to as Plantar Fasciitis, a condition in which the tissues on the feet, connecting the heel with the toes can get an inflammation and cause pain, predominantly in the heel portion. There can be different reasons for heel pain to occur. Obese people and those who work for long hours while standing are susceptible to it. Wrong footwear can also be a reason, especially in women who wear high heels.
HOW IS HEEL PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will perform a physical examination and ask for details of the symptoms and medical history. The doctor may advise further tests that include blood tests, X-rays, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or an ultrasound scan.
HOW IS HEEL PAIN TREATED?
If you consult a doctor before the condition turns chronic, then the simple treatment the doctor would recommend is to put some ice and also rest the leg for some time. But if the pain is chronic, then the Orthopedic may have to look at more options including applying a bandage and recommending drugs to control the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you are unable to move your heel joints properly, you must immediately consult a doctor.