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By Prince William Foot & Ankle Center
October 21, 2016
Category: Foot health
Tags: Heel Pain  

Do you experience heel pain that makes it difficult to be on your feet all day? If so, you're not alone. Heel pain affects millions of heel painAmericans every year. The good news is that Dr. Mukesh Bhakta, who is a Gainesville, VA podiatrist at Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, can help you achieve pain relief. Here's how we can help alleviate your heel pain.

Medications- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, or naproxen (Aleve), can be used to help relieve your heel pain. You can also get heel pain relief with targeted topical pain medications from our Gainesville podiatrist.

Stretching Exercises- Our podiatrist offers stretching exercises designed to stretch both your plantar fascia and your calf muscles. This should help relieve your pain and improve flexibility in the affected foot. Stretching exercises will also improve your balance and stability.

Cortisone Shots- Patients who have heel pain may benefit from a cortisone shot when other treatments do not help. The numbing effect usually lasts two or three hours after the injection. The cortisone shot will relieve your heel pain over the next several days, and it will continue to work for several months.

Physical Therapy- One of the best ways to treat your heel pain usually involves a physical therapy program that uses manual and stretching techniques. Our podiatrist offers treatments that reduce the need for medications and surgery, and allow our patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs.

Orthotic Devices- Our podiatrist offers orthotic devices that relieve heel pain and provide arch support and cushioning to help protect your feet from the shock generated with each step you take. Orthotic devices immediately treat pain at its source.

Say goodbye to your heel pain. Call Prince William Foot & Ankle Center at (703) 753-3338 right now to schedule an appointment with our Gainesville, VA podiatrist. Get your life back on track by receiving the best heel pain treatment available.