Are You Dealing With Heel Pain?

Find out how your Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, podiatrist can help you with your heel pain with laser treatment

Your podiatrist Dr. Michael Dershowitz in Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, is equipped with years of experience and knowledge of how to examine your feet and prescribe the proper course of treatment when it comes to resolving issues and problems, like heel pain.

Heel Pain

The heel is the largest bone in your foot and, and is subject to damage by external forces, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association.

When the fascia, a connective tissue that extends from the heel of the foot to the toes, is irritated or inflamed, you may feel pain. Other causes of heel pain include:

  • Heel spurs
  • Painless growth on the bone that may result in chronic pain
  • Arthritis, swelling of cartilage and lining of joints

There are also other disorders and issues such as:

  • Collagen disorders
  • Nerve injuries
  • Heel bone abnormalities

Treatments

There are surgical treatments to get rid of heel pain, such as the removal of connective tissue and heel spurs, but before going down that road, consider:

  • Wearing comfortable shoes made of soft rubber
  • Avoid rigorous sports and exercises
  • Stretch feet daily
  • Take medication prescribed by your podiatrist that helps reduce inflammation

Another option is MLS Laser Therapy. It is a quick and safe treatment for people suffering from plantar fasciitis. With MLS therapy there is no recovery time as this is a non-invasive and painless treatment. An additional advantage is that it has a high success rate.

For more information regarding your heel pain and laser treatment options, contact Dr. Michael Dershowitz at (602) 340-8686. His offices are conveniently located in Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, for when you’re ready to schedule an appointment with him.

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