Heel Pain


Heel Pain Relief for Patients in Manassas, Bull Run, Centreville, Warrenton, Brambleton & Beyond 

Heel PainHeel pain is commonly caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the ligament that runs from the base of the toes to the heel. Many patients complain that pain in their heels is most intense first thing in the morning, as they take their first steps of the day. However, the condition can also cause prolonged pain, especially in overweight individuals, runners, and those who have reached or exceeded middle age. If you reside in Manassas, Warrenton, Bull Run, or any surrounding area and are experiencing heel pain, Dr. Mukesh Bhakta, D.P.M. at Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC and South Riding Foot & Ankle Center may be able to help.
Dr. Bhakta is committed to helping you find a treatment regimen that works best for your unique lifestyle. This may include:
  • Calf stretches
  • Night splints
  • Cortisone injections
  • Orthotics
  • Cryotherapy (the application of ice)
Dr. Bhakta can also help athletes find relief from their heel pain while remaining active. This may entail altering a runner’s stride or recommending a different type of exercise altogether. Many patients benefit from participating in low-impact activities, such as swimming and bicycling, but you should speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Bhakta before you adopt a new exercise routine.
To have your heel pain evaluated by Dr. Bhakta, click here to schedule an appointment. With offices in Gainesville, VA, and South Riding, VA, we’re conveniently located to treat residents of Manassas, Centreville, Brambleton, and surrounding areas for athlete's footfoot pain, and other podiatric conditions.