Heel Pain Relief in Northern Michigan
What causes Heel Pain?
Heel pain is one of the leading causes that patients visit Ankle & Foot Associates of Northern Michigan to have treated. Plantar fasciitis
(a common form of heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our podiatrists can evaluate your heel or arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthotics
to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing.
What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called “heel spur syndrome,” the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.
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