Heel spurs are one of the two common causes of pain at the back of your foot, where most of the stress of walking, running, jumping, and other activities falls. Here at Metropolitan Foot Care, you can avail yourself of expert foot care in the form of our heel spur treatment in Elmhurst.
What exactly are heel spurs and how do they cause you pain? Well, it may surprise you to know that about 1 in 2 cases of spurs do not lead to any pain at all. They are deposits of calcium that develop on the underside of your foot, which then result in abnormal bone growth. They may occur along with plantar fasciitis, the other major reason for heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation (and possible swelling) of the band of tissue connecting your heel to your toes. The circumstances that make it possible for heel spurs to develop are running and jumping, with risk factors such as being overweight, having diabetes, flat feet, or high arches playing a significant role. Being on your feet for extended periods of time and wearing shoes that lack proper support are also part of the reason you might need our heel spur treatment in Elmhurst. Upon diagnosis of your heel issue, our foot doctor will discuss possible treatment options with you. Orthotics are often not only helpful, but are extremely simple to use. They are shoe inserts that provide the degree of cushioning necessary to take pressure off your heel and effect recovery. Other possible solutions include stretching exercises, physical therapy, and in rare cases, surgery.
To take advantage of our heel spur treatment in Elmhurst, all you have to do is contact our office and schedule an appointment to come in for an examination and evaluation. With prompt care, you can be back to 100% sooner than you think.